VDOT News - Fredericksburg

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LaTina W. Bundy 540-899-4560
Tina.Bundy@VDOT.virginia.gov


FRED-173900

Feb. 7, 2021



VDOT URGES DRIVERS TO PREPARE FOR REFREEZE TONIGHT AND EARLY MONDAY MORNING
Wet pavement can potentially turn icy tonight as temperatures drop below freezing

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – Road conditions throughout the 14-county Fredericksburg District including Interstate 95, primary routes, frequently traveled secondary routes, and commuter lots are clear.

Some secondary roads and less traveled rural routes are in minor condition, which means there is a potential for patches of ice or slush on the roadway and shoulders.

As temperatures drop below freezing tonight, possible refreezing may occur creating slippery conditions. Bridges, overpasses, ramps and less traveled rural routes are likely to freeze first.

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) urges drivers to avoid unnecessary travel tonight and delay travel tomorrow morning until temperatures rise above freezing.

VDOT crews will be out patrolling roads overnight and treating icy, hazardous conditions as needed.

If travel is necessary, drivers are encouraged to use extreme caution and: 

  • Check real time road conditions before leaving home at http://www.511virginia.org/
  • Plan to allow extra travel time
  • Remove any snow and ice from your windshield
  • Reduce your vehicle speed
  • Increase following distance between vehicles

 

511Virginia

Motorists can find real-time information on lane closures, work zones, traffic and other incidents on 511Virginia.

Download the free mobile 511Virginia app for Apple and Android devices to stay connected, or visit www.511Virginia.org. Motorists also can 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.

Social Media

Follow VDOT on Twitter at @VaDOT and VDOT Fredericksburg District at @VaDOTFRED.

On Facebook, visit VDOT’s statewide page or join the VDOT Fredericksburg District group.

 

Merry Point and Sunnybank Ferries

The Merry Point Ferry and Sunnybank Ferry will resume normal weekday service beginning Monday morning.

 

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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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