VDOT says road conditions will change quickly this morning

by | Jan 19, 2024 | Traffic

VDOT crews are mobilized and ready to treat Interstate 95 and state-maintained primary and secondary roads in the Fredericksburg area, Northern Neck, and Middle Peninsula to address any hazardous road conditions that develop from today’s anticipated snow in the region.

VDOT’s Kelly Hannon says rRoad conditions are currently clear districtwide, but may deteriorate rapidly throughout the day. Snow flurries have begun falling at some locations in the Fredericksburg area.

 A Winter Weather Advisory for accumulating snow is posted for Stafford, Spotsylvania, and King George counties through 7 p.m. Friday, and a Winter Weather Advisory is posted for Caroline, Westmoreland, Richmond, Essex, and western King William and King and Queen counties through 4 p.m. Friday. Up to two inches of snow is forecast for the Fredericksburg area along the I-95 corridor, with snow accumulation of around an inch expected in the western Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula.

 Hannon says travelers should check 511Virginia to see road conditions along their entire route before starting a trip. Road conditions may be more severe north and northwest of the Fredericksburg region, where heavier snow accumulation is possible on Friday.

 Hannon says plan to use extreme caution if driving Friday, or delay your trip until road conditions improve. Allow extra travel time to avoid being rushed. Wear your seat belt. Reduce speed. Add following distance between your vehicle and vehicles in front of you to add reaction time. Do not pass a snowplow or spreader unless absolutely necessary. Slippery road conditions may develop first on elevated structures such as bridges, ramps, and overpasses, which freeze first.  


Download the free mobile 511Virginia app for Apple and Android devices to stay connected or visit 511Virginia.org.

Motorists also can reach 511Virginia by calling 511 from any phone in Virginia.

Customer Service Center

For questions or to report hazardous road conditions, contact VDOT’s 24-hour Customer Service Center by visiting my.vdot.virginia.gov or calling 800-FOR-ROAD (367-7623). 

Northern Neck Ferry Service

The Merry Point Ferry in Lancaster County and the Sunnybank Ferry in Northumberland County will operate today during scheduled service hours.

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