News Releases - Fredericksburg

Jan. 26, 2022
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: PRE-TREATMENT OPERATIONS WILL BEGIN TOMORROW, JAN. 27
Drivers should expect daytime delays on I-95 and other major routes as slow-moving equipment sprays a brine solution onto the pavement ahead of a winter storm

Jan. 23, 2022
GWYNN'S ISLAND BRIDGE CLOSED TO MARINE TRAFFIC
Route 223 over Milford Haven remains open to vehicle traffic traveling between the island and mainland Mathews County, but the movable bridge will not open for marine traffic as it undergoes an emergency mechanical repair

Jan. 22, 2022
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: AS PRIMARY ROAD CONDITIONS IMPROVE, CREWS SHIFTING TO SECONDARY ROADS
Motorists are encouraged to continue delaying unnecessary travel in eastern areas of Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula as road conditions improve; Crews working to reach all roads with snowplows and treatment

Jan. 22, 2022
VDOT CREWS WORKING TO IMPROVE ROAD CONDITIONS IN NORTHERN NECK, MIDDLE PENINSULA
Motorists should continue to avoid travel until road conditions improve, with snow still falling and slick travel surfaces present

Jan. 21, 2022
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: SNOW EXPECTED TONIGHT IN NORTHERN NECK, MIDDLE PENINSULA
Several inches of snow are forecast to fall across the eastern portions of the Northern Neck, and along the Middle Peninsula; Motorists should not travel during the storm in affected areas

Jan. 20, 2022
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: SNOW EXPECTED TO AFFECT AFTERNOON, EVENING TRAVEL
Rain is anticipated to change to snow this afternoon across the Fredericksburg area, Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula, and may cause hazardous driving conditions during the evening rush hour travel period

Jan. 19, 2022
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: WINTER WEATHER MAY CREATE HAZARDOUS ROAD CONDITIONS THURSDAY AND FRIDAY
Wintry mix of snow and sleet beginning Thursday morning could create slick driving conditions, followed by a winter storm Friday afternoon with accumulating snow

Jan. 19, 2022
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: ROAD PRETREATMENT UNDERWAY TODAY ON I-95, PRIMARY ROADS
Crews will apply a salt brine solution to reduce icing risk on main routes with a potential for snow Thursday in the Fredericksburg area, Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula

Jan. 18, 2022
NEW TRAFFIC PATTERN FOR ROUTE 17 NORTHBOUND TO ENTER I-95 SOUTHBOUND AT EXIT 133
Route 17 northbound entrance ramp to I-95 southbound in Stafford County will open early Thursday, Jan. 20

Jan. 17, 2022
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: CREWS TO PATROL OVERNIGHT FOR POTENTIAL REFREEZE ON AREA ROADS
With temperatures forecast to fall below freezing, VDOT crews will circulate to address potentially icy road conditions with sand and salt as needed

Jan. 17, 2022
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: SLICK, SLUSHY ROAD CONDITIONS THIS MORNING
While I-95 and most primary routes are clear, drivers should use extreme caution

Jan. 17, 2022
HIGH WIND ADVISORY POSTED AT NORRIS BRIDGE
High-profile vehicles such as tractor-trailers, box trucks, and large vans and SUVs are advised to not cross

Jan. 16, 2022
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: CONTINUE TO AVOID TRAVEL, AS SNOW TRANSITIONS TO WINTRY MIX
I-95 and primary roads in the Fredericksburg area are in moderate condition, with partial snow and slush coverage

Jan. 16, 2022
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: SNOWFALL HAS BEGUN
Motorists are advised to not travel during the winter storm, with heavy snowfall expected this afternoon, following by a mix of freezing rain, sleet and rain

Jan. 16, 2022
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: DO NOT TRAVEL DURING WINTER STORM
VDOT crews have mobilized in emergency response and are staging to quickly deploy when precipitation arrives later this morning; Winter storm is expected to bring snow, ice, high winds and flooding

Jan. 15, 2022
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: WINTER STORM WILL CREATE HAZARDOUS ROAD CONDITIONS STARTING SUNDAY
Motorists should remain off the roads during the storm, and should not travel until road conditions improve, with snow, ice, high winds and coastal flooding expected

Jan. 14, 2022
POST-STORM DEBRIS CLEANUP CONTINUES IN FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT
Removal of trees and debris from past winter storm will take several months to complete; Crews will prioritize I-95 and primary routes before shifting to cleanup along nearly 700 secondary roads across 14 counties

Jan. 14, 2022
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: PLAN NOW TO REMAIN OFF THE ROADS DURING WEEKEND WINTER STORM
VDOT will have more than 100 pieces of equipment dedicated to plowing and treating Interstate 95 in the Fredericksburg area in response to any hazardous road conditions

Jan. 13, 2022
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: BRINING OPERATIONS WILL CONTINUE TOMORROW
Crews pre-treated I-95 in the Fredericksburg area, several primary routes in Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula areas

Jan. 12, 2022
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: CREWS WILL PRE-TREAT I-95 AND OTHER PRIMARY ROUTES TOMORROW
Crews will apply a salt brine solution on major routes to reduce icing with potential of snow

Jan. 12, 2022
ROUTE 3 EASTBOUND NOW OPEN IN SPOTSYLVANIA

Jan. 10, 2022
OVERNIGHT I-95 LANE CLOSURES FOR CONSTRUCTION
I-95 southbound will be reduced to one lane overnight near exit 140/Courthouse Road in Stafford County and exit 130/Route 3 in Fredericksburg starting at 10 p.m. tonight

Jan. 9, 2022
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: CREWS TO MONITOR, TREAT ROADS OVERNIGHT FOR POTENTIAL REFREEZE
Motorists advised to stay alert for possible icy patches with rain overnight in the Fredericksburg area, Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula

Jan. 8, 2022
ROAD CLEANUP CONTINUES SATURDAY IN FREDERICKSBURG AREA
With nearly all roads now open to traffic, crews are finishing debris removal, plowing and cleanup today on secondary roads to restore all travel lanes

Jan. 7, 2022
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: CAUTION URGED WITH ICY CONDITIONS POSSIBLE OVERNIGHT, SATURDAY MORNING
VDOT crews will treat roads overnight for anticipated refreezing of any moisture on cleared roads as temperatures drop into single-digits

Jan. 7, 2022
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: I-95 CLEAR AFTER LIGHT SNOWFALL
Motorists are urged to use caution if traveling this morning, as isolated slick spots are still possible even on cleared and treated routes, and many secondary roads remain snow-covered

Jan. 6, 2022
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: AVOID NONESSENTIAL TRAVEL OVERNIGHT
Motorists are urged to avoid travel Thursday evening through Friday morning with a winter storm expected to bring accumulating snow to the Fredericksburg area, Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula

Jan. 6, 2022
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: PLOWS WORKING TO REACH MORE NEIGHBORHOODS, PREPARATIONS FOR MORE SNOW TONIGHT
Pre-treatment of Interstate 95 will begin around 9 a.m. today, followed by Fredericksburg area primary roads

Jan. 5, 2022
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: SNOW PLOWING CONTINUES, AS PREPARATIONS BEGIN FOR SNOW EXPECTED THURSDAY NIGHT
Pre-treatment of Interstate 95 will begin around 9 a.m. Thursday, followed by Fredericksburg area primary roads

Jan. 5, 2022
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: CREWS WORKING TO IMPROVE PRIMARY, HIGH-VOLUME SECONDARY ROAD CONDITIONS
Drivers are encouraged to continue avoiding unnecessary travel, with more than 100 roads closed for downed trees, tree debris and utility lines

Jan. 5, 2022
HAZARDOUS ROAD CONDITIONS CONTINUE TO HAMPER TRAVEL IN THE FREDERICKSBURG REGION
Interstate 95 is now open to traffic with icy spots along the shoulder and ramps. Use extreme caution when traveling throughout the area

Jan. 4, 2022
I-95 IS OPEN IN VIRGINIA
All disabled vehicles have been removed and I-95 northbound and southbound is now open in both directions; Safety remains the top priority

Jan. 4, 2022
I-95 CLOSED THROUGH FREDERICKSBURG AREA
Snow plows and tow trucks are on scene

Jan. 4, 2022
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: PROGRESS IS BEING MADE TO REOPEN I-95 AS CREWS FOCUS ON CLEARING AND TREATING MAJOR ROUTES
I-95 remains closed, and drivers in the Fredericksburg area should continue to delay travel with severe road conditions on secondary routes, and dozens of roads closed for downed trees or utility lines

Jan. 3, 2022
I-95 CLOSURES IN FREDERICKSBURG AREA
Travel remains stopped on I-95 northbound and southbound at various points in the Fredericksburg area; Crews continue to clear disabled vehicles and downed trees following winter storm to allow travel to resume

Jan. 3, 2022
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: EARLIER I-95 CRASHES CLEAR IN STAFFORD, BUT CONGESTION PERSISTS
I-95 southbound has reopened at exit 136 (Centreport Parkway), and I-95 northbound has reopened at exit 140 (Courthouse Road), but recent crash within hour on I-95 northbound has closed lanes again near exit 133 (Route 17)

Jan. 3, 2022
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: I-95 TRAFFIC IN FREDERICKSBURG AREA REMAINS STOPPED FOR INCIDENTS, DISABLED VEHICLES
Travelers should continue to avoid I-95 in the Fredericksburg area; VDOT is working to reach scene to clear incidents and reopen lanes, but no reopening time is available

Jan. 3, 2022
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: AVOID TRAVEL IN FREDERICKSBURG AREA
As heavy snow continues to fall, motorists are advised to remain off the roads due to hazardous travel conditions; I-95 southbound closed at exit 136 (Centreport Parkway) in Stafford due to crash involving multiple tractor-trailers

Jan. 3, 2022
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: ROAD CONDITIONS EXPECTED TO CHANGE QUICKLY THIS MORNING
VDOT crews are in position to quickly begin treating roads and plowing snow in the Fredericksburg area, Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula

Jan. 2, 2022
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: VDOT PREPARED FOR WINTER STORM
Residents and travelers should plan to avoid unnecessary travel once storm begins early Monday morning in the Fredericksburg area, Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula

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