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CONTACT:
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Ken Slack 540-332-9264
Ken.Slack@vdot.virginia.gov
540-414-5670 (cell)
STA09-242

Dec. 19, 2009



RAMPS CLOSED AT EXIT 291 ON I-81 IN SHENANDOAH COUNTY

STAUNTON – (4:30 p.m.) The northbound and southbound ramps to exit 291 on Interstate 81 are closed. This location is in Shenandoah County at the Toms Brook interchange.

Motorists are strongly advised not to travel in the Shenandoah Valley area. Most roads are in severe condition. Virginia Department of Transportation crews continue to work on treating roads.   

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). Traffic alerts and traveler information also are available at 511Virginia.org.  

For a chart of 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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