VDOT STILL ASKING MOTORISTS TO REMAIN OFF THE ROADS DURING STORM

With snow now falling across large portions of the Fredericksburg area, Northern Neck and western Middle Peninsula, motorists are asked to stay off the roads for duration of storm
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – Light snow is falling this evening along the Interstate 95 corridor and across large portions of the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) Fredericksburg District, and VDOT crews are circulating on their designated routes to treat roads where slick conditions are developing. 
Motorists are advised to stay off the roads tonight, and to remain off the roads until the end of the storm later this weekend.
Delaying travel until after the storm is the safest choice for motorists. It also gives VDOT crews and equipment additional space to apply sand and salt to road surfaces and to plow accumulated snow from the travel lanes. 
Around 750 trucks available to plow snow and apply treatment materials in the 14-county Fredericksburg District. Crews will work overnight and will remain at work 24 hour a day, in rotating 12-hour shifts, until all state-maintained roads are passable and safe for travel. 
VDOT crews focus their efforts first on clearing roads that carry the most traffic. I-95, primary roads, and secondary roads that carry heavy traffic, or connect with critical public safety and emergency services, are leading priorities for snow removal.
Once conditions improve on priority routes, crews focus next on subdivision streets and lower-volume secondary roads. 
What Residents Should Know 
  • With snow now falling across large portions of the district, motorists should stay off the roads and remain off the roads for the duration of the storm. 
  • VDOT crews will begin plowing once 2 inches of snow has accumulated on the road surface. Crews will apply sand to improve traction and salt to reduce icing. 
  • Our goal is to have all roads passable 48 hours after the storm’s end. 
Online Snowplow Tracker 
VDOT’s online snowplow tracker at vdotplows.org will be activated once 2 inches of snow has accumulated on state-maintained roads in Fredericksburg District. 
Residents can enter their address to see the status of snow plowing in their neighborhood. 
VDOT Customer Service Center 
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 (367-7623), or online at https://my.vdot.virginia.gov
511Virginia 
Check 511Virginia for real-time road conditions statewide. 
Motorists can download the free mobile 511 app for Apple and Android devices to stay connected, visit www.511virginia.org, or reach 511Virginia by calling 511 from any phone in Virginia.
Additional VDOT Information Sources

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