LaTina W. Bundy 540-899-4560
Feb. 6, 2018
ICY CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE DURING MORNING COMMUTE
Motorists should plan for extra travel time with freezing rain and slick conditions starting early Wednesday morning
FREDERICKSBURG – Motorists should plan for extra travel time with freezing rain in the forecast and possible icy conditions in the Fredericksburg area starting early Wednesday morning.
Freezing rain is expected to start falling overnight and continue into the morning rush hour.
Icy conditions may occur first on bridges, overpasses, ramps and shaded areas. Drivers should use caution on roads that appear wet, as ice may have formed. Slick road conditions are possible, especially on secondary routes, hills, curves and in neighborhoods.
In the Fredericksburg region, crews will mobilize late tonight and be ready to spread sand, salt and abrasives to improve motorist traction. Crews will treat the interstate, primary, high volume and secondary routes first. Once conditions improve on the priority routes, crews will focus on subdivision streets and rural routes.
Commuter parking lots will be treated in time for the morning commute.
Before hitting the road drivers should check www.511virginia.org or the 511 mobile app for real-time road conditions in any area of the state.
Motorists are reminded to keep a safe distance from other vehicles and allow extra travel time to reach their destination.
Remember, if your driveway or sidewalk is too icy or slick for walking, road conditions are also likely to be hazardous.
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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