Roads Update: Slushy, but I-95 clear
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.
Caroline: Minor to moderate
King George: 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
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.