Winter Storm, Wind Chill and Snow Warning for Fredericksburg Region

by | Feb 16, 2015 | News

By Susan Larson

UPDATE February 16 at 9 a.m.
Snow accumulation totals for the Fredericksburg area are now predicted at six to 10 inches. Snow is expected to begin Monday evening and continue through noon Tuesday.

February 15 at 10 p.m.

A winter storm warning is in effect from 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 16, through 12 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17. The National Weather Service (NWS) is predicting four to six inches of snow for the Fredericksburg region, including Spotsylvania, Stafford and King George counties. Up to a foot of snow is expected in the far western region of the Virginia, and four to nine inches of snow across the rest of the state.

There is also a wind chill warning in effect Sunday night into Monday. Temperatures will be in the lower 20s Monday, dipping into the teens Monday night and Tuesday morning. Wind chills will make it feel five to ten below zero Monday morning.

What Motorists Should Expect

– Winter weather road conditions beginning Monday morning in the western region of Virginia. Motorists are urged to limit travel, if possible.

– Dangerously cold wind chills. State officials advise motorists to travel with extra blankets, food, water, and backup power for phones, in case of an emergency.


“I strongly encourage motorists to monitor local weather reports and go to 511virginia.org to get the latest road conditions,” said VDOT Commissioner Charlie Kilpatrick. “Good information is essential to your safety. You can also call VDOT’s Customer Service Center at 1-800-367-ROAD (7623) to report debris, downed trees or other hazards on the roadway.”

VDOT’s goal is to have all state-maintained roads passable within 48 hours after a winter storm ends. Crews first begin clearing roads with the highest traffic volumes — interstates and primary roads, and then major secondary roads, followed by subdivision streets. In Northern Virginia, crews work on high‐volume roads and in subdivisions concurrently.

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