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STA-051

March 2, 2009



SNOW CONTINUES TO CAUSE DANGEROUS CONDITIONS IN SHENANDOAH VALLEY

STAUNTON – 4:00 A.M. Motorists driving need to use extreme caution this morning. Snow continues to fall in the Shenandoah Valley causing severe road conditions in some areas.

Here are the reported road conditions as of 4 a.m.:

Interstate 64 – Severe conditions in Alleghany, Rockbridge and Augusta counties.

Interstate 66 – Minor conditions in Warren County.

Interstate 81 – Severe conditions in Rockbridge, Augusta and Rockingham counties. Moderate conditions in Shenandoah County. Minor conditions in Frederick and Warren counties.

Severe conditions are reported on primary roads in Augusta County. Moderate conditions are in Alleghany, Bath, Highland, Rockbridge, Rockingham, Frederick, Shenandoah and Warren counties. Minor conditions are in Page and Clarke counties.

Severe conditions are reported on secondary roads in Alleghany and Augusta counties. Moderate conditions are on secondary roads in Bath, Highland, Rockbridge, Rockingham, Frederick, Shenandoah, Warren, Page 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.

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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