Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344

LaTina W. Bundy 540-899-4560


Jan. 3, 2014

Several primary roads along Northern Neck partially covered with snow or ice

FREDERICKSBURG – Motorists will encounter moderate road conditions this morning in Caroline, King George, and Westmoreland counties, with portions of the roadway covered in snow or ice, and strong wind gusts pushing snow across the roadway in King George and Westmoreland.

Route 1 in the Ladysmith area of Caroline, and portions of Route 301 in Caroline and King George, are in moderate condition. Sections of Route 3 are covered in snow or ice in King George and Westmoreland counties.

In the Fredericksburg area, Interstate 95 and primary roads are clear this morning, with the potential for isolated icy patches and slick spots, especially on bridges, overpasses, ramps, and secondary roads carrying lighter traffic volumes.

Motorists traveling this morning are encouraged to allow additional travel time, reduce their speed and proceed with caution in the affected areas of the Fredericksburg District.

Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews remain mobilized along the Northern Neck and in the Fredericksburg area. Crews are plowing snow, applying chemicals to melt ice, and spreading sand to give motorists improved traction. Crews in the Middle Peninsula are treating and monitoring slick spots.

Motorist Resources

Road conditions may be rated as clear, minor, moderate or severe.

• Clear: No conditions.
• Minor:  Bare pavement, except for isolated spots of snow, ice or slush.
• Moderate: Snow or ice is covering major portions of the roadway.
• Severe: Significant amount of snow or ice is covering the roadway, and roadway may be partially blocked or affected by drifting snow.

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).

Motorists can check current road conditions before starting a trip by calling 511, visiting, or using VDOT’s 511Virginia free mobile app to find real-time road conditions in any area of the state.


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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