VDOT News - Fredericksburg

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FRED-189667

Jan. 3, 2022



FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: AVOID TRAVEL IN FREDERICKSBURG AREA
As heavy snow continues to fall, motorists are advised to remain off the roads due to hazardous travel conditions; I-95 southbound closed at exit 136 (Centreport Parkway) in Stafford due to crash involving multiple tractor-trailers

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – Motorists are urged to continue avoiding travel today in the Fredericksburg area as heavy snow falls at an intense pace, and state-maintained routes are in severe condition.

Interstate 95 southbound is closed near exit 136 (Centerport Parkway) in Stafford County due to a crash involving multiple tractor-trailers. Interstate 95 northbound is reduced to a single lane near exit 140 (Courthouse Road) in Stafford due to disabled tractor-trailers.

VDOT has deployed resources at its maximum mobilization level in response to this winter storm, with up to 1,300 trucks available districtwide, and is shifting resources to locations experiencing the heaviest accumulation, especially in the Fredericksburg area. As snow continues to fall, crews are focusing first on responding to clear interstate incidents, and making repeated passes to the interstate, primary roads, and critical routes that serve public safety and emergency facilities.

Once the storm has subsided, and conditions improve on the interstate and primary roads, crews can begin to plow secondary roads and subdivision streets.

511Virginia

Motorists are advised to check 511Virginia for real-time road conditions along their route, as conditions may vary significantly between regions of the state.

Call 511, visit 511virginia.org, or download the free mobile 511Virginia app.

VDOT Customer Service Center

If motorists encounter debris or another hazard in the road, do not attempt to remove it.

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) or online at https://my.vdot.virginia.gov.

Ferry Service

The Sunnybank Ferry in Northumberland County will not operate today. The Merry Point Ferry in Lancaster County does not operate on Mondays.

Social Media

Follow VDOT on Twitter at @VaDOT and VDOT Fredericksburg District at @VaDOTFRED.

On Facebook, visit VDOT’s statewide page or join the VDOT Fredericksburg District group.

Additional Resources

For more information, visit VDOT's Winter Weather Travel page.

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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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