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Darragh Frye 540-899-4119
Darragh.Frye@VDOT.Virginia.Gov

FRED-122243

Jan. 8, 2018



DRIVERS URGED TO USE CAUTION TONIGHT AND TOMORROW MORNING
Potential for freezing rain may lead to slippery conditions, especially on secondary roads and subdivisions due to low pavement temperatures

FREDERICKSBURG – Motorists are encouraged to monitor weather forecasts and travel conditions with the potential for freezing rain during this evening’s commute, and beware of possible slippery conditions tomorrow morning with low pavement temperatures. 

Travel lanes on Interstate 95 and primary roads are clear but motorists are encouraged to use additional caution tonight and tomorrow morning while driving in the Fredericksburg area. 

Any moisture remaining on the road from melted snow or ice may refreeze again tonight. Slick road conditions are possible, especially in neighborhoods and secondary routes. 

Motorists traveling overnight and tomorrow morning are advised to allow extra travel time, reduce their speed, and increase their following distance between vehicles. 

Slick conditions may be more likely on bridges, overpasses, and ramps, which freeze first due to lower surface temperatures. Extreme caution should be used on roads carrying less traffic, such as subdivision streets, and on hills and curves. 

Crews will continue to patrol roads overnight and apply treatment materials as needed with any reports of icy patches or slick spots. 

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.

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). 

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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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