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Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
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STA10-03

Jan. 7, 2010



LIGHT SNOW COVERS SHENANDOAH VALLEY

STAUNTON –  (10:15 P.M) – A light snow is covering the Shenandoah Valley on Thursday night.  Snow fall began in the early evening hours in many areas.  Here are the road conditions for tonight:

Interstate 66 – Minor condition in Warren County.

Interstate 64 – Minor condition in Alleghany and Augusta counties.

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

Primary roads – Moderate conditions in Alleghany, Bath, Highland, Shenandoah and Page counties.  Minor conditions in Rockbridge, Augusta, Rockingham, Frederick, Warren and Clarke counties.

Secondary roads – Moderate conditions in Alleghany, Bath, Highland, Rockingham, Shenandoah, and Page counties.  Minor conditions in Rockbridge, Augusta, Frederick, Warren and Clarke counties.

The cities of Harrisonburg and Winchester are all reporting minor conditions.

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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Closed – Roadway is closed; impassable
Severe – Significant accumulations of snow or ice blocking the roadway; conditions are hazardous
Moderate – Snow or ice covering a major portion of the roadway; passable with caution
Minor –  Advisory, potential for icy patches or snow on roadway; passable with caution

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