The winter climate and chilly temperatures could make driving risky. The Virginia Division of Transportation inspired motorists to prevent hitting the street overnight Monday and early Tuesday.
Involving three and 5 inches of snow gathered in the Fredericksburg area above the weekend, topped with rain and freezing rain as temperatures edged just over the freezing mark. The winter season storm led to school and county place of work closures as nicely as hundreds of crashes and stranded automobiles.
Most of the Fredericksburg region’s primary roads ended up distinct on Monday, even though numerous also had icy patches.
Crews expended Monday dealing with streets in the location. But with temperatures remaining under freezing and much more of a wintry blend expected to fall right away Monday and into Tuesday, many region educational institutions had been again closed and VDOT warned motorists that streets could even now develop into icy.
“Any damp pavement remaining from melted snow might refreeze again and convert into black ice overnight, specifically on streets carrying considerably less visitors, on hills, curves, switch lanes and median crossovers,” regional VDOT spokeswoman Darrah Frye claimed in a news launch. “Hazardous journey disorders are expected to keep on into Tuesday’s morning rush hour.”
The National Climate Provider forecast known as for a lot more snow, freezing drizzle and sleet Monday evening, with a low of 27 degrees and wind gusts up to 20 mph. The likelihood of snow showers continues Tuesday till 2 p.m., with gusts up to 30 mph, in accordance to the weather assistance.