Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Ken Slack 540-332-9264
Jan. 22, 2010
ICY ROADS IN PORTIONS OF SHENANDOAH VALLEY
STAUNTON – 4:30 a.m. A wintry mix of sleet and snow continue to fall in portions of the Shenandoah Valley. Here are the road conditions as of 4:30 a.m. on Jan. 22.
Interstate 66 – Minor conditions in Warren County.
Interstate 64 – Minor conditions in Augusta County. Clear in Rockbridge and Alleghany counties.
Interstate 81 – Minor conditions in Rockingham, Shenandoah and Frederick counties. Clear in Augusta and Rockbridge counties.
Primary roads – Moderate conditions in Alleghany, Bath, Highland and Frederick counties. Minor conditions in Rockbridge, Augusta, Rockingham, Shenandoah, Clarke, Warren and Page counties.
Secondary roads – Moderate conditions in Alleghany, Bath, Highland, Rockingham, Shenandoah, Frederick, Clarke, Warren and Page counties. Minor conditions in Rockbridge 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). 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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