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Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344
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FRED-121658

Dec. 9, 2017



FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: CAUTION URGED FOR TRAVELERS THIS MORNING, SATURDAY
Motorists will find isolated areas of snow and slush on roads in Caroline County, Middle Peninsula, and Northern Neck, but conditions may change throughout the day; Real-time conditions are available at 511Virginia

FREDERICKSBURG ⸺ Primary roads in Caroline County and across the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula have isolated slick spots and patches of snow and slush on the road surface this morning, and travelers are urged to use additional caution.

Interstate 95 is clear in the Fredericksburg area with isolated areas of snow or slush in Caroline County. Primary and secondary roads in the Fredericksburg area are clear.

Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews worked overnight in the Fredericksburg District to plow roads where 2 inches of snow had accumulated, and crews remain at work this morning. Sand and salt are being applied as needed to reduce icing and to provide motorists with additional traction.

VDOT is closely monitoring pavement temperatures and weather conditions. Additional snow and freezing rain may fall throughout the day Saturday. This could lead to wet, slushy, or snow-covered road conditions, and travel could quickly become hazardous.

Drivers are encouraged to monitor news and weather reports and to check 511Virginia for real-time road conditions before starting a trip.

Districtwide, VDOT has nearly 1,100 trucks available to respond to winter storms. During weather emergencies VDOT crews work 24 hours a day, in 12-hour shifts, until all roads are passable and safe for travel.

511Virginia

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

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) or online at https://my.vdot.virginia.gov

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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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