FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – Motorists planning to travel in the Fredericksburg area, Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula are asked to use extra caution on Saturday, especially in the early morning hours, as below-freezing temperatures, rain and light snow are expected to create slippery road conditions.
Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews will mobilize starting at midnight to patrol roads for hazardous conditions. Crews will treat road surfaces with sand and salt as needed to improve traction and reduce icing. Rain is expected to begin falling overnight, and transition to light snow early Saturday morning.
Motorists are advised to check 511Virginia
before starting a trip to see road conditions along their planned route.
Motorists can also download the free mobile 511 app
for Apple and Android devices to stay connected or reach 511Virginia by calling 511 from any phone in Virginia.
What Travelers Should Know
- Plan to allow extra travel time
- Wear your seat belt
- Reduce your vehicle speed
- Increase following distance between vehicles and increase your braking distance
- Use additional caution on bridges, ramps and overpasses, which freeze first due to lower pavement temperatures
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) and online at https://my.vdot.virginia.gov