VDOT urging caution as roads may be icy

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: No precipitation Monday, but more on the way this weekend

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - As the Virginia Department of Transportation crews continue to work on clearing roadways, they are urging all drivers to avoid all unnecessary travel and to plan ahead for anyone that does go out on the roads.

According to VDOT, most interstates, primary and secondary roads in the Richmond District are in minor condition, as snow and ice partially cover portions of the roads.

Frozen spots are possible Monday morning following temperatures in the low 30s overnight. Crews continue to treat icy spots with with salt and sand into the morning commute.

Roads in Goochland and Hanover counties are in minor to moderate conditions, as icy patches or snow could cover major portions of the roadway.

Interstate 64 in Albemarle and Louisa counties is mostly snow-covered as of 7:15 a.m., according to VDOT. Interstate 66 in Fauquier County is in minor condition with patches of snow and ice on the road.

VDOT’s Culpeper District reports that primary and secondary roads in the district are in moderate condition across all of the counties it serves. The VDOT Culpeper District includes Albemarle, Culpeper, Fauquier, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, Madison, Orange and Rappahannock.

Crews are applying sand and salt to icy areas, especially bridges, overpasses, ramps, curves and hills. VDOT warns drivers that they could see ice or snow on the roadways until temperatures rise.

VDOT crews across the state are working 12-hour shifts until all state roads are passable and safe for travel.

The Richmond District serves Amelia, Brunswick, Charles City, Chesterfield, Dinwiddie, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico (primary routes only), Lunenburg, Mecklenburg, New Kent, Nottoway, Powhatan and Prince George counties.

In the Fredericksburg District, which serves Caroline, King George, Spotsylvania, Stafford, Northumberland, Richmond, Lancaster, Westmoreland, Essex, Gloucester, King & Queen, King William, Mathews and Middlesex counties, the amount of snow varies.

There is about 5-inches of snow in the Fredericksburg area, while there is a lower amount in the Northern Neck counties. Crews in Fredericksburg are also focusing on improving I-95 in their district.

VDOT says most primary and secondary roads in the Fredericksburg area are in moderate condition with some snow partially covering the roadways.

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