VDOT News - Fredericksburg


IMMEDIATE - 4:30 p.m.

Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344
(540) 656-0321 cell


Jan. 17, 2022

With temperatures forecast to fall below freezing, VDOT crews will circulate to address potentially icy road conditions with sand and salt as needed

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews are finishing work this afternoon plowing low-volume secondary roads in residential areas to remove remaining snow and slush in the Fredericksburg region.

Interstate 95, primary and high-volume secondary roads are clear.

Today, crews focused on plowing snow and slush from road shoulders, turn lanes and intersections.

VDOT Park & Ride commuter lots have been plowed and treated.

With temperatures forecast to fall below freezing overnight, any moisture remaining on the pavement may freeze. Crews will circulate on Interstate 95, primary roads and high-volume secondary roads to monitor for hazardous conditions, and will apply sand and salt to reduce icing and improve motorist traction.

For travelers planning a trip this evening or early Tuesday, plan to use additional caution.

Key reminders:

  • Clear any snow and ice from your vehicle before driving.
  • Ensure headlights are on and speeds align with conditions.
  • Allow plenty of time to reach your destination.
  • Keep a safe distance of at least five seconds behind the vehicle ahead of you.
  • Brake very lightly to keep your tires from slipping on pavement.
  • Keep an emergency winter weather kit in your vehicle that includes abrasive material like sand for traction.
  • Visit 511Virginia.org for the latest road conditions.


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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Page last modified: Jan. 17, 2022