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VDOT Warns of Slick Road Conditions

VDOT crews will patrol the Fredericksburg District for icy conditions

With temperatures expected to remain below freezing overnight, Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews will remain on duty to monitor conditions and treat roads in the Fredericksburg District, VDOT said in a press release.  Crews and hired forces are also expected to remain mobilized Friday morning in advance of the afternoon's predicted inclement weather.

"Motorists should proceed with caution, especially on secondary roads where sections of snow, ice or slush remain," VDOT said.

An additional two to four inches of snow is forecast for the 14-county Fredericksburg District Friday afternoon and evening. "VDOT facilities are restocking sand and salt and preparing equipment to respond," VDOT said.

Motorists can call 511, visit www.511Virginia.org, or use VDOT’s 511Virginia free mobile app to find real-time road conditions in any area of the state.

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).

VDOT’s 14-county Fredericksburg District includes the counties of Caroline, King George, Spotsylvania and Stafford in the Fredericksburg area; 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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