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VDOT prepares for winter storm

Posted on February 16, 2015 at 12:32 pm

Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews have nearly 900 pieces of equipment ready to deploy in the 14-county Fredericksburg District as soon as snow begins to fall this afternoon. Yesterday, VDOT crews pre-treated main roads with salt brine to prevent ice and snow from bonding with the pavement. Crews treated Interstate 95, primary roads, and key secondary roads throughout the Fredericksburg area, Northern Neck, and Middle Peninsula. With an estimated

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  • VDOT prepared for evening wintry mix, overnight snow

    Posted on January 26, 2015 at 1:19 pm

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    Motorists are encouraged to consider an early start to their evening commute Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews in the 14-county Fredericksburg District are preparing today to respond at the onset of wintry weather, forecast to begin around 5 p.m. in the Fredericksburg area. VDOT has 40 trucks loaded and ready to begin applying salt and abrasives on Interstate 95 in Stafford, Spotsylvania, and Caroline counties in the Fredericksburg area.

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  • State Police to increase traffic enforcement Labor Day weekend

    Posted on August 29, 2014 at 1:56 pm

    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

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  • I-95 clear but patches of ice and snow remain on some primary and key secondary routes

    Posted on March 4, 2014 at 7:58 am

    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

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  • You can track on-line the location of VDOT snowplows

    Posted on March 3, 2014 at 10:02 am

    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.  

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  • State Police officials offer driving tips for winter weather

    Posted on March 3, 2014 at 9:20 am

    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

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  • VDOT crews will apply sand for traction, and will start to clear subdivisions this evening

    Posted on March 2, 2014 at 10:50 pm

    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,

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