VDOT crews apply anti-icing on I-95 and primary routes to prepare for snow

FREDERICKSBURG – Beginning at 11 a.m. today, VDOT crews  began anti-icing operations on Interstate 95 and on heavily traveled primary routes in the Fredericksburg region, including Caroline County.

There is an 80 percent chance of snow on Saturday, and an inch of snow is expected in parts of Caroline County.

Motorists should be alert to this slow moving mobile operation of anti-icing. Trucks are equipped with sprayers to cover the road surface with an anti-icing solution. The salt solution or brine will prevent ice from bonding to the pavement during inclement weather. Motorists are encouraged not to pass the trucks during the anti-icing operation.

Based on the current forecast, crews will mobilize shortly after midnight in the Fredericksburg region to be prepared to treat and plow when the snow begins to fall during the early morning hours on Saturday, Feb. 8 and continue throughout the day.

Crews in Westmoreland and King George counties will mobilize at 6 a.m.  VDOT will continue to monitor the forecast and mobilize crews in the southern portion of the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula as needed.

If you are planning to travel tomorrow, check 511Virginia for real time road conditions. 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.

Posted on Friday, February 7, 2014 at 3:45 pm