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Virginia Department of Transportation: Snow to affect travel Thursday in Fredericksburg District

Posted on March 4, 2015 at 12:44 pm

  VDOT preparing equipment, materials today for next round of winter weather  Download 511 mobile app to monitor road conditions   FREDERICKSBURG – Motorists are advised that snow could make travel difficult in the Fredericksburg area, Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula on Thursday, and road conditions may be slick and hazardous.   Before starting a trip tomorrow, travelers should check real-time road conditions at, by calling 511, or downloading VDOT’s free mobile 511 app.

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  • Sleet, freezing rain could affect travel in Fredericksburg area

    Posted on March 3, 2015 at 1:02 pm

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  • Fredericksburg District: Road conditions may be icy, slick overnight

    Posted on February 26, 2015 at 5:17 pm

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  • Virginia State Police fields 801 calls for service from midnight to morning

    Posted on February 26, 2015 at 3:22 pm

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    Posted on February 26, 2015 at 3:08 pm

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  • Crews prepare for another winter storm

    Posted on February 25, 2015 at 12:08 pm

    Pre-treating underway, expect brief delays on Interstate 95 and primary routes Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews in the 14-county Fredericksburg District are preparing for another winter storm. Crews are currently pre-treating Interstate 95 and primary routes in the Fredericksburg area. Motorists should expect delays due to the slow moving vehicles that are applying a salt brine anti-icing solution. Anti-icing prevents ice from bonding to the pavement during inclement weather,

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