VDOT News - Fredericksburg
|IMMEDIATE - 5 p.m.
Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344
(540) 656-0321 cell
Jan. 27, 2021
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: VDOT READY FOR WINTER WEATHER
Drivers are asked to be prepared to adjust travel if necessary Thursday; VDOT crews will mobilize at midnight ahead of AM rush
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews will mobilize in emergency response at midnight in Fredericksburg District to respond to any slick or snow-covered road conditions that may develop from light snow forecast to begin ahead of tomorrow’s morning commute.
Motorists are advised to be alert for potentially slick, icy road conditions Thursday morning. Be prepared to adjust travel plans, if necessary.
Plan to allow extra travel time, reduce your speed, wear your seat belt, and increase following distance between vehicles. Use additional caution while traveling on bridges, ramps and overpasses, which freeze first due to lower surface temperatures.
Crews will be ready to apply sand and salt, and plow snow or slush that accumulates in the travel lanes. VDOT has around 1,200 trucks available for snow removal operations districtwide.
VDOT treats and plows roads carrying the heaviest traffic first, beginning with interstates and primary roads, and key secondary roads that connect public safety facilities and employment centers.
Real-Time Road Conditions
Drivers are encouraged to check 511Virginia before starting a trip for real-time information about road conditions in Virginia.
Motorists can download the free mobile 511 app for Apple and Android devices to stay connected, visit www.511virginia.org, or reach 511Virginia by calling 511 from any phone in Virginia.
VDOT Customer Service Center
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.
Follow VDOT on Twitter at @VaDOT and VDOT Fredericksburg District at @VaDOTFRED.
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.
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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