Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344
Jan. 9, 2017
CREWS FOCUS ON IMPROVING SECONDARY ROAD CONDITIONS IN NORTHERN NECK, MIDDLE PENINSULA
Drivers advised to stay alert for freezing road conditions overnight across Fredericksburg District
FREDERICKSBURG – With primary roads clear across the 14-county Fredericksburg District, Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews in the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula shifted staff, equipment and materials today to focus on treating and plowing lower-volume secondary roads and subdivision streets.
Overnight, as temperatures remain below freezing, crews will also return to re-treat Interstate 95 in the Fredericksburg area, and primary roads across the district.
Motorists are urged to continue using caution on roads where icing is most likely to occur, such as on hills, curves, bridges and ramps, and along roads carrying lighter traffic volumes.
Crews continue working along the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula to make all secondary roads passable, where roads are in moderate condition. VDOT’s goal is to make all roads passable 48 hours after a storm’s end.
Passable is defined as an 8-foot to 10-foot path that is drivable with caution. The road will not necessarily be cleared curb-to-curb, or have bare pavement. Along with plowing and treatment, warmer temperatures anticipated Tuesday will assist to melt packed-down areas of snow.
Subdivision streets and secondary roads in the Fredericksburg area, as well as in King George and Westmoreland counties, are in clear to minor condition, with bare pavement and limited patches of snow and ice.
VDOT’s 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).
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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