IMMEDIATE - 11:30 a.m.

Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344


Dec. 9, 2017

Road conditions may change throughout the day as snow, wintry mix continues to affect area; Real-time road conditions are available on 511Virginia

FREDERICKSBURG ⸺ Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews have made progress treating and plowing roads that received up to six inches of snow overnight in the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula, and at midday all interstate and primary roads across the 14-county Fredericksburg District are clear.

Even with treatment, roads may still have isolated areas of wet, slushy pavement. Conditions may be slick on bridges, overpasses and ramps due to colder surface temperatures, and in turn lanes and median crossovers, which carry less vehicle traffic.

Drivers should continue to use additional caution if traveling today and should plan to reduce their vehicle speed and increase their following distance between vehicles.

Heavy, wet snow from this storm may contribute to downed trees and tree limbs. Travelers should be alert for potential debris in the travel lanes. Any debris or safety hazards can be reported to VDOT’s Customer Service Center 24 hours a day at 800-FOR-ROAD (367-7623) or online at

VDOT crews are patrolling roads throughout the day to monitor pavement temperatures and changing weather conditions. Materials have been pre-loaded into trucks and staged at key locations to rapidly respond to any change in road conditions.

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


In addition to visiting, travelers can call 511 or use VDOT’s 511Virginia free mobile app to find real-time road conditions in any area of the state.


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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