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FRED-122189

Jan. 5, 2018



FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: BE ALERT FOR ICY ROAD CONDITIONS THIS MORNING
I-95, primary and high-volume secondary roads are clear in the Fredericksburg area, with minor to partial snow coverage on primary roads in Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula

FREDERICKSBURG – Motorists are advised to use caution this morning if traveling in the Fredericksburg area, Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula due to slick, icy road conditions due to extremely low temperatures.

Motorists in areas where roads are partially or completed snow-covered are encouraged to continue delaying travel if possible until road conditions improve. High winds continue to cause drifting snow, especially in coastal areas of the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula.

While many primary roads are clear or passable across the district, motorists should plan to encounter partial to complete snow and ice coverage on roads carrying less traffic in neighborhoods and subdivisions. Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews will continue to make progress today plowing and treating low-volume secondary roads.

Fredericksburg area

Interstate 95, primary roads and high-volume secondary roads are clear in the Fredericksburg area this morning. Park & Ride commuter lots are open and have been plowed and treated.

VDOT crews continued working in emergency response overnight and will continue work today on low-volume secondary roads in subdivisions and neighborhoods, where many roads remain partially covered in snow and ice.

Middle Peninsula

Primary roads in the Middle Peninsula are passable with bare pavement, open travel lanes and crossovers, but have isolated areas of snow coverage. VDOT crews are continuing to work to improve secondary roads across this region, which are in severe condition and are mostly snow-covered.

Northern Neck

Primary roads are passable in the Northern Neck, but many have partial snow coverage remaining. Secondary roads are in severe condition and are snow-covered.

Crews will stay mobilized in emergency operations, working 24 hours a day, in 12 hour shifts, until all state-maintained roads are safe for travel.

The Merry Point Ferry in Lancaster County and the Sunnybank Ferry in Northumberland County remain out of service until further notice due to icy water conditions and inclement weather.

Online Snowplow Tracker

Visit VDOT’s online snowplow tracker at vdotplows.org. Residents can enter their address to see the status of snow plowing in their neighborhood.

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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