VDOT Begins Plowing in Subdivisions Monday

by | Jan 25, 2016 | Traffic

By Kelly Hannon, Virginia Department of Transportation. A street in Fredericksburg on Monday morning, Jan. 25, 2016. Photo copyright Fredericksburg.Today.

Interstate 95 and most primary and high volume secondary routes throughout the 14-county Fredericksburg District are clear, but refreezing overnight created some slick spots especially on bridges, ramps and overpasses. Motorists should avoid early morning travel if possible.

On Monday, Jan. 25, 2016, crews will focus on removing high piles of snow from the shoulders, medians and intersections that may limit sight distance, treating commuter lots, and plowing in subdivisions.

Subdivision plowing will consist of an initial pass that will provide motorists a way to reach the main roads. In most cases, the road will remain snow and ice covered. In many neighborhoods, additional equipment will be needed to remove the packed snow and ice.

Residents are asked to be patient as VDOT works to make all roads passable.

What Residents Should Know

· If possible, please park in a driveway, and do not park in intersections. This will assist plow drivers as they seek to remove as much snow as possible.

· If residents have a serious emergency (i.e. medical or fire), they should call 9-1-1. VDOT works in coordination with emergency responders to get them the help they need.

VDOT crews will continue 24-hour operations until all roads are safe for travel.

To check road conditions anywhere in Virginia visit 511Virginia or download the free mobile 511 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, Spotsylvania and Stafford in the Fredericksburg area; King George, 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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