Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Ken Slack 540-332-9264
Feb. 5, 2010
SNOW COVERS SHENANDOAH VALLEY
STAUNTON – (10:30 a.m.) Snow is falling throughout the Shenandoah Valley this morning and is expected to continue for some time. Virginia Department of Transportation crews are out on rotating 12-hour shifts plowing and treating roads.
Motorists should not travel during winter weather unless it is absolutely necessary. The heavy snowfall that is predicted could cause hazardous conditions even when roads are plowed and treated
Drivers are asked to park their vehicles in driveways or off state maintained roads, if possible, to assist plow operators with snow removal and prevent vehicles from getting plowed-in along the roadside.
Friday Morning Road Conditions:
Interstate 66 – Clear conditions in Warren County.
Interstate 64 – Moderate conditions in Alleghany County. Minor conditions in Rockbridge County. Clear conditions in Augusta County.
Interstate 81 – Minor conditions in Rockbridge, Augusta and Rockingham counties. Clear conditions in Shenandoah and Frederick counties.
Primary roads – Moderate conditions in Alleghany, Bath, Rockbridge, Highland and Rockingham counties. Minor conditions in Augusta, Warren and Page counties. Clear conditions in Shenandoah, Frederick and Clarke counties.
Secondary roads – Moderate conditions in Alleghany, Bath, Rockbridge, Highland, Rockingham, Shenandoah and Frederick counties. Minor conditions in Augusta, Warren, Page and Clarke 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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