Ken Slack 540-332-9264
Feb. 10, 2010
VDOT ADVISES MOTORISTS NOT TO DRIVE
Drifting and Reduced Visibility Possible Due to Strong Wind Gusts
STAUNTON – (5 a.m.) The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) strongly urges motorists to stay off the roads this morning as winter weather persists. Wind gusts up to 40-miles per hour are forecasted for the Shenandoah Valley which can cause snow to drift, reducing driver visibility and potentially re-covering plowed and treated roads.
VDOT crews and contractors continue with snow removal operations.
Early Wednesday Morning Road Conditions:
Interstate 64 – Minor conditions in Alleghany, Rockbridge and Augusta counties. Fog conditions also reported in Augusta County.
Interstate 66 – Moderate conditions in Warren County.
Interstate 81 – Moderate conditions in Shenandoah and Frederick counties. Minor conditions in Rockbridge, Augusta and Rockingham counties.
Primary roads – Moderate conditions in Alleghany, Bath, Rockbridge, Highland, Rockingham, Shenandoah, Frederick, Warren, Page and Clarke counties. Minor conditions in Augusta County.
Secondary roads – Moderate conditions in Alleghany, Bath, Rockbridge, Augusta, Highland, Rockingham, Shenandoah, Frederick, Warren, Page and Clarke counties.
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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