|IMMEDIATE - 4:30 a.m.
Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344
March 14, 2017
ICY, SLICK CONDITIONS ON FREDERICKSBURG AREA ROADS
Motorists encouraged to avoid travel until conditions improve
FREDERICKSBURG – While bare pavement may be visible on many Fredericksburg area roads this morning, motorists are encouraged to avoid travel as Interstate 95, primary roads and secondary roads in Caroline, Stafford and Spotsylvania counties are icy and hazardous.
Road conditions are more severe to the north and west, with moderate slush and snow coverage along the Route 17 corridor in Stafford, and Route 208 in Spotsylvania.
A mixture of sleet and rain is falling across the Fredericksburg region, with temperatures just above freezing.
If your sidewalk or driveway is slick this morning, it’s a good indicator that the roads in your area may be as well, and driving is not advised.
Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews continue to work in 24-hour emergency operations. Around 400 trucks across the Fredericksburg region are spreading salt and sand to reduce icing and improve traction, and plow away accumulated slush as needed. Crews will continue to work 24 hours a day, in 12-hour shifts, until all roads are safe for travel.
Drivers are urged to check 511Virginia for road conditions before starting a trip.
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.
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