Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Ken Slack 540-332-9264
Dec. 13, 2009
ICY CONDITIONS CONTINUE IN SHENANDOAH VALLEY
STAUNTON – (8:30 A.M.) A wintry mix continues to fall in the Shenandoah Valley. Motorists are advised not to drive in the area unless it is necessary. Roads are being treated by Virginia Department of Transportation crews. It is anticipated roads in most areas will be in clear or minor conditions by midday, as temperatures rise.
Here are the morning road conditions for Sunday:
Interstate 66 – Clear conditions in Warren County.
Interstate 64 – Minor conditions in Alleghany and Rockbridge counties. Clear conditions in Augusta County.
Interstate 81 – Clear conditions in Rockbridge, Augusta, Rockingham, Shenandoah and Frederick counties.
Primary roads – Moderate conditions in Alleghany, Bath, Rockbridge, Highland and Frederick counties. Minor conditions are in Augusta and Shenandoah counties. Clear conditions are in Rockingham, Page, Warren and Clarke counties.
Secondary roads – Moderate conditions in Alleghany, Bath, Rockbridge, Highland and Frederick counties. Minor conditions are in Augusta, Rockingham and Shenandoah counties. Clear conditions are in Page, Warren and Clarke counties.
Motorists are reminded that ice and freezing rain conditions can still produce hazardous driving conditions, even when roads are treated. People should not drive unless absolutely necessary. People who are driving in winter road conditions should use extra caution particularly on bridges, overpasses, curves, hills and ramps.
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