Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344
LaTina W. Bundy 540-899-4560
March 3, 2016
VDOT IS PREPARING FOR SNOW TONIGHT IN FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT
Motorists advised to monitor weather Thursday evening and Friday morning, and check road conditions on 511Virginia before starting a trip
FREDERICKSBURG – The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is treating Interstate 95 and primary roads today with an anti-icing solution in preparation for potential snow overnight in the Fredericksburg area, Northern Neck, and Middle Peninsula.
Starting this evening, the Fredericksburg area is expected to receive several inches of snow. Heavier snow accumulation is possible in the central Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula. Light snow is forecast for coastal areas in the eastern Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula.
Even with advance treatment, roads can quickly become slick, slushy and hazardous once snow begins to fall.
Motorists are encouraged to monitor weather conditions tonight and tomorrow morning before starting a trip. Travelers can check 511Virginia to view real-time road conditions in their area.
Slick conditions are more likely to develop on bridges, overpasses, and ramps, which freeze first due to lower surface temperatures. Extra caution is advised on roads carrying less traffic, such as subdivision streets, and on hills and curves.
VDOT crews will remain at work overnight and tomorrow morning to monitor roads, plow roads as needed, and spread sand and salt to reduce icing.
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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