Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344
LaTina W. Bundy 540-899-4560
Dec. 9, 2013
VDOT CREWS READY FOR NEXT WINTER STORM
Road conditions in Fredericksburg District are now clear, with several inches of snow predicted to fall along the I-95 corridor on Tuesday
FREDERICKSBURG – Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews have finished clearing Fredericksburg District roads from this weekend’s snow and freezing rain, and are preparing to mobilize again for a winter storm on Tuesday.
Several inches of snow are forecast to accumulate throughout the day Tuesday in the western counties of the Fredericksburg District, near the Interstate 95 corridor.
VDOT crews will mobilize at 4 a.m. Tuesday. VDOT has 876 pieces of state and hired equipment available to plow snow and apply sand, salt and chemicals as needed, with 83 pieces of equipment solely dedicated to I-95 and interstate ramps.
The storm is expected to reach the Fredericksburg area during the morning rush hour and continue through mid-afternoon. Motorists planning to travel Tuesday are urged to check real-time road conditions on 511Virginia before driving, and to limit non-essential travel if hazardous conditions develop.
511Virginia is online at www.511Virginia.org, or motorists can call 511 from any phone in Virginia. VDOT’s 511Virginia free mobile app is also available for download on mobile devices.
VDOT strives to have all state-maintained roads passable within 48 hours after a winter storm ends. Crews first begin by clearing interstates, primary roads and major secondary roads that connect localities, fire stations, employment hubs, military posts, schools, hospitals and other important public facilities. Crews then clear secondary routes and subdivision streets.
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 (800-367-7623).
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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