Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344


March 13, 2017

Crews are applying anti-icing solution to Interstate 95 to reduce icing ahead of winter storm anticipated to affect travel Monday evening, Tuesday

FREDERICKSBURG – Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews have started an anti-icing operation on Interstate 95 northbound and southbound in Stafford, Spotsylvania and Caroline counties.

I-95 motorists should expect brief delays in the Fredericksburg area and are urged to stay alert for this slow-moving mobile operation.  

Trucks applying salt brine to the interstate travel together at approximately 35 mph. One truck travels in each of I-95’s three general purpose lanes, forming a straight line across the interstate.

Slower travel speeds are required to spray the salt brine onto the interstate with precision and to ensure an adequate amount is absorbed in the pavement.

Anti-icing helps to prevent ice from bonding to the pavement during inclement weather, which can reduce the risk of hazardous travel conditions and assists crews with snow and ice removal. Pretreatment does not guarantee that roads won’t be slippery once precipitation arrives.

Prepare for Evening Commute

Fredericksburg area residents are encouraged to prepare for a winter storm that could bring rain and snow to the region at the peak of this evening’s commute.

Drivers should monitor weather conditions in their area and adjust schedules to avoid travel once the storm begins.


Before starting a trip, travelers are encouraged to check 511Virginia for real-time road conditions in their area.  

Download the free mobile 511 app for Apple and Android devices to stay connected. Motorists can also 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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