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Overnight Snowfall Impacts 14-County Fredericksburg District

Patches of ice and snow on Interstate 95; Middle Peninsula and Northern Neck areas hardest hit, primary and secondary routes are partially snow covered.

Overnight snowfall has created hazardous conditions for morning commuters in the 14-county Fredericksburg District.  Photo by Susan Larson.
Overnight snowfall has created hazardous conditions for morning commuters in the 14-county Fredericksburg District. Photo by Susan Larson.
By the Virginia Department of Transportation

Overnight snowfall has created hazardous conditions for morning commuters in the 14-county Fredericksburg District. 

Motorists are urged to use extreme caution especially on bridges, overpasses, ramps and secondary routes.  

Fredericksburg Area
(Stafford, Spotsylvania, Caroline)  
  • Interstate 95,  Primary and High Volume Secondary Routes - motorists will encounter patches of ice and snow.
  • Secondary Routes and Subdivision Streets – motorists will encounter snow covered roads.
  • Commuter Parking Lots – crews are working to clear in time for the morning commute.
Northern Neck Area (King George, Westmoreland, Northumberland, Richmond and Lancaster)  
  • Primary and Secondary Routes – a major portion of these roads are snow covered. Motorists are urged to delay travel if possible. If travel is necessary use extreme caution.
Middle Peninsula Area (Essex, Gloucester, King & Queen, King William, Mathews and Middlesex)  
  • Primary and Secondary Routes – a major portion of these roads are snow covered. Motorists are urged to delay travel if possible. If travel is necessary use extreme caution.
  • Secondary Routes - a significant amount of snow or ice is covering the roadway, and some roads may be partially blocked or affected by drifting snow. Motorists are urged to delay travel if possible. If travel is necessary use extreme caution.
Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews are working in 12-hour shifts, 24 hours a day, to plow snow and apply treatment materials in all areas. Crews will continue to work until the conditions improve.  

VDOT’s goal is to have all roads passable within 48 hours of a storm’s end.

Roads carrying the heaviest amount of traffic are cleared first, such as interstates, primary roads and key secondary roads that connect employment centers and public safety facilities. Once these roads are clear, VDOT will focus on subdivision streets and low-volume secondary roads.  

Approximately 500 pieces of state and hired equipment are operating in the Middle Peninsula, Northern Neck, and Fredericksburg area.  

For real time road conditions in your area or anywhere in Virginia call 511Virginia or visit www.511Virginia.org,   VDOT’s Customer Service Center is fully staffed to answer questions and take reports of roadway hazards.  Call 1-800-FOR-ROAD (800-367-7623) 24 hours a day.  

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