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VDOT Reports High Winds, Blowing Snow Are Limiting Visibility on Area Roads

Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews worked overnight plowing Interstate 95 and primary routes throughout the 14-county Fredericksburg District.

Snow continues to fall and high winds are causing limited visibility and drifting snow, VDOT reported. “Motorists should stay off the roads until conditions improve.”

This morning, Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016, all roads throughout the district remain moderate to severe, except in Gloucester County and Mathews County where conditions are reported as minor to moderate.

Crews will spend the day clearing the interstate, primary roads and major secondary roads that lead to vital emergency and public facilities. Plows are concurrently making a pass in subdivisions in the Fredericksburg area, whenever possible.

For road conditions anywhere in Virginia visit 511Virginia or download the free mobile 511 app for Apple and Android devices to stay connected, or visit www.511Virginia.org. Motorists also can reach 511Virginia by calling 511 from any phone in Virginia.

Road Condition Definitions
Severe – drifting or partially blocked road. Snow tires or chains are necessary.
Moderate – snow or ice on major portions of the roadway. Snow tires or chains are advisable.
Minor – bare pavement except for isolated spots of snow, ice or slush. Driving with caution is recommended.

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