FREDERICKSBURG – (5:15 a.m.) Road conditions have improved throughout the 14-county Fredericksburg District.

Roads in the hardest hit areas in the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula are in minor to moderate condition.  Primary routes are clear but early morning commuters may encounter slick spots in some areas.

In the Fredericksburg region, Interstate 95, primary and heavily traveled secondary routes are clear but there may be icy spots especially on bridges, overpasses and ramps.  Roads that have less traffic and subdivision streets may remain slippery.  Commuter lots in the Fredericksburg area also clear.

Morning commuters throughout the district should check 511 for the latest road conditions in their area.

Motorists are advised to allow extra travel time this morning.

 511Virginia

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

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).

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 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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