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Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344


March 13, 2017

Snowfall has begun, with roads becoming slick

FREDERICKSBURG – Light snow has begun to fall across the Fredericksburg region, and motorists may encounter wet, slick road conditions this evening.

Motorists are advised to avoid travel if possible, or use extreme caution, reduce speed, and allow additional following distance between vehicles. This will help keep travelers safe, and allow Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews to perform snow removal operations effectively.

In the Fredericksburg area, VDOT crews have mobilized in emergency operations, and will remain at work overnight to spread sand, salt and treatment chemicals to reduce icing and improve motorist traction.

Crews will begin plowing roads once two inches of snow has accumulated on the road surface.

Drivers are urged to check 511Virginia for road conditions before starting a trip. If your sidewalk or driveway is slick, it’s a good indicator that the roads are too, and driving is not advised.


Call 511, visit, or use VDOT’s 511Virginia free mobile app to find real-time road conditions in any area of the state.

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.

Information in VDOT news releases was accurate at the time the release was published. For the most current information about projects or programs, please visit the project or program Web pages. You may find those by searching by keyword in the search Virginia DOT box above.

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