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LaTina W. Bundy 540-899-4560
Tina.Bundy@VDOT.virginia.gov

FRED-110924

Jan. 30, 2017



ROAD CONDITIONS RANGE FROM WET TO MODERATE THOUGHOUT THE FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT
Temperatures are expected to drop below freezing in the next several hours. Motorists are urged to use extreme caution if traveling this morning

FREDERICKSBURG – (5:30 a.m.)  Most roads are wet as a light snow and freezing rain fall throughout the area, however temperatures are expected to fall below freezing this morning creating slippery conditions. If travel is necessary be prepared for a sudden change in conditions. Use extreme caution especially on bridges, overpasses and ramps.

VDOT crews are treating roads and closely monitoring conditions.

At this time road conditions in the Fredericksburg area including I-95 are wet with isolated spots of snow, ice or slush. Some secondary roads in Spotsylvania and Caroline may be covered with a coating of wet snow. Commuter lots in the area have been treated.

Road conditions in the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula areas are clear to minor with temperatures slightly above freezing.

Drivers are encouraged to closely monitor the weather forecast and check real-time road conditions on 511Virginia before starting a trip.

What Residents Should Know

Drivers should plan to stay off the roads if ice affects roads in the Fredericksburg area, Northern Neck, or Middle Peninsula.

Motorists should not drive on icy roads, regardless of the vehicle.

If a resident’s driveway or sidewalk is too icy or slick for walking, road conditions are also likely to be hazardous in their area.

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.

Follow VDOT Fredericksburg District on Twitter: @VaDOTFRED

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Road condition definitions:
Severe – drifting or partially blocked road.  Snow tires or chains are necessary.
Moderate – snow or ice on major portions of the roadway.  Snow tires or chains are advisable.
Minor – bare pavement except for isolated spots of snow, ice or slush.  Driving with caution is recommended.

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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