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As the last holiday weekend of the summer season approaches, motorists traveling through the Commonwealth this Labor Day weekend can expect to see significant increased enforcement by the Virginia State Police. Troopers will provide stationary and roving patrols across Virginia’s roads looking for impaired drivers. Last year, Virginia experienced nine traffic deaths during the four-day holiday statistical counting period. Six individuals were killed in traffic crashes in 2012. The stepped-up
As temperatures dropped well below freezing overnight, crews plowed and treated I-95 and primary routes throughout the 14-county Fredericksburg district. However secondary routes and subdivision streets remain snow and ice covered, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation. Motorists are urged to delay their morning commute, if possible. However, if you have to go out remember to: Allow extra time for travel. Reduce your speed Keep a safe distance of
Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) snowplows are out in full force. You can track their location and see their progress at: http://vdotplows.org/. This website also provides numerous webcams to view live roadway conditions. Plows are working on the most frequently traveled roads first. It may be a day or two before all neighborhood streets are plowed, especially as snow continues before tapering off later today.
From 5:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Virginia State Police dispatchers received 583 calls for service. Of those calls for service, troopers responded to 437 motor vehicle crashes mostly involving property damage and 87 disabled vehicles. State Police investigated one confirmed weather related traffic fatality that occurred in Amelia County earlier this morning. The figures are for the Richmond Division only of the Virginia State Police which covers the following
Weather conditions are clearing in the Fredericksburg District, and Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews are working hard to plow Interstate 95 and primary roads down to bare pavement before single-digit temperatures overnight freeze any remaining moisture on the road, VDOT reported. Motorists traveling tonight or tomorrow morning are urged to use additional caution, reduce their speed, and allow extra travel time, VDOT reported. Even if a road appears clear,
Motorists will be restricted to one lane at various locations on Route 2 near Bowling Green on Thursday and Friday (March 6 and 7) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., according to the Virginia Department of Transportation. Crews will repair or replace the guardrail. Flaggers will direct motorists through the work zone.
With Interstate 95 clear on Friday morning, and bare pavement visible on primary roads, Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews concentrated on plowing lower-volume secondary streets and subdivisions in the Fredericksburg District, including Caroline County. Motorists who must travel today are advised to use additional caution, reduce their speed, and allow extra travel time. While major travel routes are clear, drivers will find low-volume secondary roads and subdivision streets in