VDOT News - Fredericksburg

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FRED-173698

Jan. 28, 2021



FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: USE CAUTION, WITH LIGHT SNOW FALLING
Road conditions in the Middle Peninsula are in minor condition, and crews are treating roads with sand and salt to improve traction and reduce icing

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – Travelers should use additional caution this morning on roads in the Fredericksburg area, Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula, where light snow is falling at many locations, including along the Interstate 95 corridor.

Road conditions are updated at 511virginia.org. Before starting a trip, motorists are encouraged to check the site to see real-time conditions along their route.

VDOT crews mobilized at midnight in Fredericksburg District, and are treating roads with sand and salt where needed to improve motorist traction and reduce icing.

Light snow and dropping temperatures have created slick road conditions in Essex, King and Queen, King William, Mathews, Middlesex and Gloucester counties, with roads in minor condition. Minor road conditions are also currently reported in portions of King George County, in the Northern Neck.

Drivers are urged to use caution and allow extra time if traveling this morning, and slow down. Even in light snow, roads may quickly become slick. Areas with colder surface temperatures, such as bridges, ramps and overpasses, can freeze first. Even on roads with clear, wet pavement, a transparent layer of black ice may be present.

VDOT Customer Service Center

High winds and breezy conditions could lead to debris in the road today in Fredericksburg District, especially in coastal areas in the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula.

VDOT’s Customer Service Center is open 24 hours a day to answer questions and take reports of roadway hazards at 1-800-FOR-ROAD (367-7623) or online at https://my.vdot.virginia.gov.

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More on VDOT’s Winter Weather Preparedness

VDOT prepares year-round for winter weather. Learn more about VDOT’s staffing, equipment and materials for the 2020-2021 winter season, and find answers to frequently asked questions on snow removal.

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VDOT’s 14-county Fredericksburg District includes the counties of Caroline, King George, Spotsylvania and Stafford in the Fredericksburg area; Northumberland, Richmond, Lancaster and Westmoreland counties in the Northern Neck; Essex, Gloucester, King & Queen, King William, Mathews and Middlesex counties in the Middle Peninsula.



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