Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Ken Slack 540-332-9264
Dec. 16, 2010
NIGHTTIME SHENANDOAH VALLEY ROAD CONDITIONS
STAUNTON (9:45 p.m.) – Snow has stopped in the Shenandoah Valley. On roads with bare pavement, motorists should be alert for black ice and frozen surfaces as temperatures remain below freezing. If driving motorists should use extreme caution and keep their speeds low when driving on snow and ice.
Virginia Department of Transportation crews are out plowing and treating the roadways. Here are the road conditions as of 9:45 p.m.
Interstate 64 – Moderate conditions are in Alleghany County. Minor conditions are in Rockbridge and Augusta counties.
Interstate 66 – Minor conditions in Warren County.
Interstate 81 – Minor conditions are in Rockbridge, Augusta, Rockingham, Frederick and Shenandoah counties.
Primary roads – Moderate conditions are in Alleghany, Bath, Rockbridge, Highland and Frederick counties. Minor conditions are in Augusta, Rockingham, Clarke, Page, Warren and Shenandoah counties.
Secondary roads – Moderate conditions in Alleghany, Bath, Rockbridge Augusta, Highland, Rockingham, Warren, Clarke, Page, Frederick and Shenandoah counties.
For winter weather road conditions go the www.511Virginia.org, 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.
Traffic alerts and traveler information can be obtained by dialing 511. Traffic alerts and traveler information also are available at www.511Virginia.org. For other assistance call the VDOT Customer Service Center, available 24 hours-a-day, seven days a week. Citizens can dial 1-800-FOR-ROAD (1-800-367-7623) from anywhere in the state to report road hazards, ask transportation questions, or get information related to Virginia’s roads.
VDOT can be followed on Facebook, Flickr, Twitter and You Tube. RSS feeds are also available for statewide information. The VDOT webpage is located at www.VirginiaDOT.org.
The VDOT Staunton District serves Frederick, Shenandoah, Clarke, Warren, Page, Rockingham, Augusta, Highland, Rockbridge, Alleghany and Bath counties.
Road condition definitions:
Severe – drifting or partially blocked road. Snow tires or chains are necessary.
Moderate – snow or ice on major portions of the roadway. Snow tires or chains are advisable.
Minor – bare pavement except for isolated spots of snow, ice or slush. Driving with caution is recommended.
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