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Roads Update: Slushy, but I-95 clear

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Interstate 95 is mostly smooth traveling, with wet pavement only. Other primary roads seem to be in mostly good shape, with all other roads covered in some manner by slush. Many neighborhood streets are completely covered by snow. The Virginia Department of Transportation suggests that drivers stay of roads today.

Crews are still out plowing and treating roads on a cold and white St. Patrick’s Day. The snow appears to have stopped falling, leaving a total of about 5 inches in the Fredericksburg area.

Below are the latest road updates from VDOT.

Road Conditions:

Caroline: Minor to moderate

Culpeper: Moderate

Fauquier: Moderate

Fredericksburg: Moderate

King George: Moderate

Louisa: Moderate

Orange: Modestly minor with a few moderate

Stafford: Moderate with some secondary roads in severe condition

Spotsylvania: Moderate with some secondary roads in severe condition

Westmoreland: Moderate

VDOT’s Road Condition Definitions

Road conditions may be rated as clear, minor, moderate or severe.

Clear: No conditions.

Minor:  Bare pavement, except for isolated spots of snow, ice or slush.

Moderate: Snow or ice is covering major portions of the roadway.

Severe: Significant amount of snow or ice is covering the roadway, and roadway may be partially blocked or affected by drifting snow.

Also from VDOT:

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 (800-367-7623).

Road Clearing Priorities

Crews focus efforts first on those roads that carry the most traffic. Crews begin clearing interstates, primary roads and major secondary roads that connect localities, fire stations, employment hubs, military posts, schools, hospitals and other important public facilities, followed by secondary roads and subdivision streets.