Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344
LaTina W. Bundy 540-899-4560
Feb. 12, 2016
VDOT READY FOR LIGHT SNOW DURING AFTERNOON RUSH HOUR
Motorists advised to use caution, and monitor 511Virginia for real-time road conditions
FREDERICKSBURG – Light snow could affect travel this afternoon in the Fredericksburg area, Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula, and motorists are advised to check road conditions on 511Virginia before starting a trip.
Trace amounts of snow are forecast for the Fredericksburg area and western portions of the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula. Heavier snow accumulation may be seen in Lancaster and Northumberland counties, and Mathews, Middlesex and Gloucester counties.
Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews are monitoring road conditions and will apply sand and salt to Interstate 95 and area roads as needed to reduce icing and improve vehicle traction. Crews will remain at work tonight and tomorrow as needed to plow roads and spread treatment chemicals.
Road conditions may change quickly once snow begins to fall. Icy, slick patches could form on roads as temperatures drop below freezing. Drivers are urged to reduce their speed and increase following distance between vehicles.
Additional caution should be used when traveling on bridges, ramps, and overpasses, which freeze first due to lower surface temperatures. Caution is also advised on hills, curves, and roads carrying less traffic.
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.
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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