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Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
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STA10-04

Jan. 8, 2010



EARLY FRIDAY MORNING ROAD CONDITIONS

STAUNTON – (5 a.m.) – Crews continue treating roads after snow covered portions of the Shenandoah Valley last night. Most roads are passable this morning, but motorists should drive with extreme caution as icy patches may exist in some areas. Be especially careful on bridges, overpasses, curves, hills and ramps.

Early Friday Morning conditions
• Interstate 66 – Minor conditions in Warren County.
• Interstate 64 – Clear conditions in Alleghany and Augusta counties.
• Interstate 81 – Minor conditions in Rockingham, Shenandoah and Frederick counties. Clear conditions in Augusta County.
• Primary roads – Moderate conditions in Alleghany, Bath, Highland and Warren counties.  Minor conditions in Rockbridge, Rockingham, Shenandoah, Frederick, Page and Clarke counties. Clear conditions in Augusta County.
• Secondary roads – Moderate conditions in Alleghany, Bath, Highland, Rockingham, Shenandoah, Page, Warren and Clarke counties.  Minor conditions in Rockbridge, Augusta and Frederick counties.
• The cities of Harrisonburg and Winchester are all reporting minor conditions.

Motorists are reminded that ice and freezing rain can still produce hazardous driving conditions, even when roads are treated. People should not drive unless absolutely necessary.

Driving Tips
VDOT reminds motorists to use caution when driving during wintry weather. Drivers should:
• Check road conditions before you leave home by calling 511 or logging in to 511Virginia.org
• Slow down and allow for extra time to reach your destination
• Be aware of potentially icy areas such as shady spots and bridges
• Keep a safe distance of at least five seconds behind other vehicles and trucks that are plowing the road
• Do not pass a snowplow or spreader unless it is absolutely necessary

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



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