Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344
LaTina W. Bundy 540-899-4560
Feb. 16, 2016
DRIVERS ASKED TO USE CAUTION THIS MORNING
Interstate 95 and primary roads have bare pavement in the Fredericksburg District, but
FREDERICKSBURG – (5:30 a.m.) Although Interstate 95 and primary roads in the Fredericksburg District have open travel lanes and bare pavement this morning, drivers are asked to use caution as icy, slippery conditions may present on most roads due to overnight sleet.
Slick, hazardous conditions are more likely on subdivision streets and secondary roads that carry less traffic. While snow has been removed at most locations to make these roads passable, icy conditions exist this morning. Drivers are advised to allow extra travel time, reduce their speed, and use additional caution on hills, curves, and bridges, overpasses and ramps.
Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) Park & Ride commuter lots in Stafford and Spotsylvania counties have been plowed and treated, and are open for use this morning.
VDOT crews worked overnight to make progress plowing secondary and subdivision streets, as well as to apply sand, salt and treatment chemicals. Crews also worked to open up drainage structures, with heavy rain forecast for today.
Crews will remain at work 24 hours a day, in rotating 12-hour shifts, until all state-maintained roads are passable and safe for travel.
Before starting a trip, motorists can find real-time information about road conditions in their region of Virginia at 511Virginia.
Download the free mobile 511 app for Apple and Android devices to stay connected, or visit www.511Virginia.org. Motorists also can reach 511Virginia by calling 511 from any phone in Virginia.
VDOT Customer Service Center
VDOT’s Customer Service Center is open 24 hours a day to answer questions and take reports of roadway hazards at 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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