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Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Sandy.Myers@vdot.virginia.gov
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Ken Slack 540-332-9264
Ken.Slack@vdot.virginia.gov
Cellular: (540) 414-5670
STA-054

March 2, 2009



MOST ROADS ARE CLEAR IN SHENANDOAH VALLEY

STAUNTON – 3:30 p.m. All interstate and most primary roads are clear in the Shenandoah Valley. Secondary roads vary from clear to moderate depending on location. Virginia Department of Transportation crews will continue to monitor and treat roadways throughout the evening and night as needed.

Motorists should drive with caution tonight. Icy patches are possible along with black ice, particularly on elevated surfaces such as bridges, ramps and overpasses.

Here are the road conditions in the VDOT Staunton District as of 3:30 p.m.

Interstate 64 – Clear in Alleghany, Rockbridge and Augusta counties

Interstate 66 – Clear in Warren County.

Interstate 81 – Clear in Rockbridge, Augusta, Rockingham, Shenandoah and Frederick counties.

Primary roads are in minor condition in Rockingham County. Primary roads are clear in Alleghany, Bath, Rockbridge, Augusta, Highland, Clarke, Page, Warren, Shenandoah and Frederick counties.

Secondary roads are in moderate condition in Alleghany, Augusta and Rockingham counties. Minor conditions are in Bath, Rockbridge, Frederick and Shenandoah counties. Clear conditions are in Highland, Clarke, Page and Warren 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.

Traffic alerts and traveler information can be obtained by dialing 511. In areas where 511 is unavailable, dial 1-866-MY511VA (866-695-1182) (TTY/TDD users, call 711). Traffic alerts and traveler information also are available at 511Virginia.org.
For winter weather road conditions go the www.511Virginia.org site, look to the left side of the page and click on the “Road Conditions” bar. A map will appear with color coded roads. Right above the map is a link reading: “Click here for a list of road conditions, including secondary roads”. Click on this link, then in the drop-down box click on the desired county or Virginia statewide. A text box of road conditions will appear.

The VDOT Staunton District serves Frederick, Shenandoah, Clarke, Warren, Page, Rockingham, Augusta, Highland, Rockbridge, Alleghany and Bath counties.



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