VDOT News - Fredericksburg
LaTina W. Bundy 540-899-4560
Jan. 5, 2022
HAZARDOUS ROAD CONDITIONS CONTINUE TO HAMPER TRAVEL IN THE FREDERICKSBURG REGION
Interstate 95 is now open to traffic with icy spots along the shoulder and ramps. Use extreme caution when traveling throughout the area
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – (5:30 a.m.) The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has reopened Interstate 95 between Caroline County and Quantico in Prince William County. Drivers may encounter icy spots along the shoulder, on and off ramps and near bridges, overpasses and on and off ramps.
In the Fredericksburg area conditions have improved on the primary routes and high volume secondary routes. Minor to moderate conditions exists, meaning patches of snow and ice may be partially blocking travel lanes including turn lanes and intersections. Severe conditions exists on subdivision streets. Drivers should avoid non-essential travel if possible.
Road conditions in the Northern Neck area and in the Middle Pennisula area are clear to minor with moderate conditions in the King George area and in the northern counties along the Middle Peninsula.
VDOT crews will continue to work around-the-clock plowing snow covered roads and applying salt, sand and abrasives to roadways.
Freezing temperatures, downed power lines and trees hamper snow removal operations in the areas hardest hit by the storm. However, VDOT continues to work with tree contractors and utility crews to coordinate response efforts.
Crews will continue to work in 12-hour shifts, 24 hours a day until all state-maintained roads are safe for travel.
What You Need To Know:
• Avoid non-essential travel in the Fredericksburg area
• Many of the traffic signals remain dark or flashing with the loss of power in many areas
• Follow proper procedure when a traffic signal is out
• Traffic cameras on 511Virginia.org continue to be out of service with the major power outage.
• Online snow plow tracker map at vdotplows.org. All VDOT-owned and contracted plows are equipped with Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL), allowing them to be monitored on the snowplow tracker.
• Report downed trees, tree debris, or other roadway hazards to VDOT’s Customer Service Center at 1-800-FOR-ROAD (367-7623) or online at https://my.vdot.virginia.gov. The Customer Service Center is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to take reports and answer questions.
• If you come across a downed power line, do not try to move it. Contact your local authorities.
• If you have a medical emergency, call 911. Emergency responders will coordinate with VDOT for assistance, if necessary.
Additional VDOT Information Sources
· Follow VDOT on Twitter @VaDOT and @VaDOTFRED
· Connect with us on Facebook on our VDOT page, and VDOT Fredericksburg District group page.
· Find VDOT Fredericksburg District news releases online on VDOT’s website, www.VirginiaDOT.org, under “Newsroom.”
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.
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’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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