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Feb. 1, 2008
ICING CONDITIONS IN SHENANDOAH VALLEY
STAUNTON – Freezing rain continues in the Shenandoah Valley. Heavy ice is reported on trees and power lines. Virginia Department of Transportation crews have been out all night and this morning treating roads. Crews will continue treating roads throughout the day. Motorists should be particularly aware of freezing surfaces on bridges and overpasses. Those driving in the region should use extreme caution.
Here are the Staunton District road conditions as of 10:40 a.m.
In Augusta County, all eastbound and westbound lanes on Route 250 are closed from Waynesboro to the Interstate 64 interchange due to a down power line in the roadway.
Interstate 64 – Minor conditions in Alleghany and Rockbridge counties. Clear conditions in Augusta County. Minor conditions are reported on Afton Mountain.
Interstate 66 – Moderate conditions are reported in Warren County.
Interstate 81 – Minor conditions are in Rockbridge, Rockingham, Shenandoah and Frederick counties. Clear conditions are in Augusta County.
Primary roads are in moderate condition in Highland, Frederick, Warren and Clarke counties. Minor conditions are in Alleghany, Bath, Rockbridge, Augusta, Rockingham, Shenandoah and Page counties.
Secondary roads are in moderate condition in Alleghany, Bath, Rockbridge, Highland, Shenandoah, Frederick, Warren, Clarke and Page counties. Minor conditions are in Augusta and Rockingham counties.
The VDOT Staunton District serves Frederick, Shenandoah, Clarke, Warren, Page, Rockingham, Augusta, Highland, Rockbridge, Alleghany and Bath counties
Traffic alerts and traveler information can be obtained by dialing 511. In areas where 511 is unavailable, dial 1-800-578-4111. (TTY/TDD users, call 711). Traffic alerts and traveler information also are available at 511Virginia.org.
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