RELEASE:

CONTACT:
IMMEDIATE

Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Sandy.Myers@vdot.virginia.gov
540-292-2500 (cell)
Ken Slack 540-332-9264
Ken.Slack@vdot.virginia.gov
540-414-5670 (cell)
STA11-009

Jan. 12, 2011



EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING ROAD CONDITIONS IN SHENANDOAH VALLEY

STAUNTON (4:30 a.m.) – Snow is no longer falling, but motorists should be aware of slick roads in the Shenandoah Valley this morning. Drivers should use extreme caution as snow and icy patches exist in some areas.

Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews continue plowing and treating the roadways. Here are the road conditions as of 4:30 a.m.

Interstate 64 – Minor conditions are in Alleghany and Augusta counties. Clear conditions are in Rockbridge County.

Interstate 66 – Clear conditions are in Warren County.

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

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

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

For winter weather road conditions go to 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 YouTube. 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.



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