Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Ken Slack 540-332-9264
Feb. 3, 2010
MOTORISTS SHOULD USE CAUTION WEDNESDAY MORNING
STAUNTON – (5 a.m.) Most roads are in minor to moderate condition after snow fell in the Shenandoah Valley overnight. Travelers should be alert for ice and snow covered roads and are advised to use extreme caution while driving this morning.
Virginia Department of Transportation crews have been out plowing and treating roads and will continue to as long as conditions exist.
Early Wednesday Morning Road Conditions:
Interstate 66 – Minor conditions in Warren County.
Interstate 64 – Minor conditions in Augusta, Rockbridge and Alleghany counties.
Interstate 81 – Minor conditions in Rockbridge, Augusta, Rockingham, Shenandoah and Frederick counties.
Primary roads – Moderate conditions are in Shenandoah, Highland, Rockbridge, Alleghany and Bath counties. Minor conditions in Frederick, Clarke, Warren, Page, Rockingham and Augusta counties.
Secondary roads are in moderate condition in Frederick, Shenandoah, Clarke, Warren, Page, Rockingham, Augusta, Highland, Rockbridge, Alleghany and Bath 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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