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STA-022

Jan. 27, 2009



WINTRY MIXTURE CONTINUES TO PRODUCE HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS IN SHENANDOAH VALLEY

STAUNTON – The Shenandoah Valley continues to receive a mixture of snow, sleet and freezing rain. Here are the road conditions as of 3 p.m. on Jan. 27.

Interstate 66 – Minor conditions in Warren County.

Interstate 64 – Clear conditions in Augusta County.

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

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

Secondary roads are in moderate condition through portions of the valley including Bath, Rockbridge, Highland, Rockingham, Shenandoah, Frederick, Page, Warren and Clarke counties.
Clear conditions are in Alleghany and Augusta 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.



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