LaTina W. Bundy 540-899-4560
Jan. 12, 2017
VDOT PREPARES FOR WEEKEND WINTRY MIX
Anti-icing will take place on I-95 in the Fredericksburg area Friday morning through mid-day
FREDERICKSBURG – Ahead of the weekend wintry mix, VDOT crews will begin anti-icing operations on I-95 northbound and southbound from the Prince William County line to Exit 118/Thornburg in Spotsylvania County on Friday morning.
Motorists should expect delays and are urged to stay alert in this slow-moving mobile operation.
Trucks applying salt brine travel at approximately 35 mph.
Virginia State Police will accompany the anti-icing equipment to assist with traffic control on the interstate.
Anti-icing helps to prevent ice from bonding to the pavement during inclement weather, which can reduce the risk of hazardous travel conditions.
The brining operation is expected to be complete prior to the evening rush hour.
Late Friday night, VDOT crews will mobilize to stage equipment and prepare for the onset of the winter storm.
A mix of sleet, snow and freezing rain is expected to begin late Friday night and continue through the day on Saturday.
Motorists are encouraged to check the forecast and 511Virginia for the latest road conditions in their area.
Download the free mobile 511 app for Apple and Android devices to stay connected, or visit www.511Virginia.org. Motorists also can reach 511Virginia by calling 511 from any phone in Virginia.
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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