VDOT PREPARED FOR WINTRY MIX IN FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT
Crews mobilizing overnight to monitor, treat roads in the event of freezing rain and snow showers during Friday A.M. commute
FREDERICKSBURG – Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews will mobilize at midnight along Interstate 95 and in Caroline, Stafford and Spotsylvania counties in advance of a wintry mix forecast for the Fredericksburg area and western portions of the Northern Neck.
VDOT crews will mobilize at 3 a.m. Friday in King George and Westmoreland counties, where hazardous road conditions could also develop due to freezing rain.
Motorists can check road conditions before starting a trip tomorrow morning by calling 511, visiting www.511Virginia.org, or using VDOT’s 511Virginia free mobile app to find real-time conditions in any area of the state.
Crews will circulate throughout the morning on I-95, primary roads and key secondary routes to check for icy or slick driving conditions. Crews can apply chemicals to melt ice, and spread sand to give motorists improved traction.
Additional caution is advised when driving on interstate ramps, bridges, overpasses, and low-volume secondary roads. Due to lower road surface temperatures, these locations are likely to develop ice more quickly during inclement weather.
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 (800-367-7623).