VDOT News - Fredericksburg
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Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344
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Feb. 13, 2022
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: CREWS TO MONITOR FOR REFREEZE OVERNIGHT
Wet pavement from today's snow may refreeze overnight as temperatures drop below freezing, creating isolated icy patches
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – Although roads are currently clear across the Fredericksburg District, motorists are advised that wet pavement from today's snow may refreeze overnight as temperatures drop below freezing, creating isolated icy patches on roads.
Travelers are advised to use caution if driving early Monday morning, especially on lower-volume secondary roads, and on bridges, ramps and overpasses, which are more likely to experience refreeze due to lower pavement temperatures.
Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews will patrol to monitor for any icy or hazardous road conditions that develop, and to treat roads with sand and salt.
Before starting a trip, motorists are encouraged to check 511virginia.org for real-time road conditions along their route.
Interstate 95 and primary routes in the Fredericksburg area, Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula were pre-treated with brine solution ahead of this weekend's snow. This can reduce the risk of hazardous road conditions during a storm, and helps crews with snow removal. But even with pre-treatment, roads may still have isolated icy patches from refreezing wet pavement.
What Motorists Should Know
- Check road conditions at 511Virginia before starting a trip
- If you will be traveling, allow extra time for your trip, slow down, and increase following distance between vehicles
- Use additional caution while traveling on bridges, ramps and overpasses, which freeze first due to lower pavement temperatures
- Residents are encouraged to consider that if their driveway or sidewalk is too icy or slick for walking, road conditions may also be slippery
Motorists can find real-time information on lane closures, work zones, traffic and other incidents on 511Virginia.
Download the free mobile 511Virginia 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 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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