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Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Sandy.Myers@vdot.virginia.gov
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Ken Slack 540-332-9264
Ken.Slack@vdot.virginia.gov
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Feb. 22, 2011



MODERATE ROAD CONDITIONS IN PARTS OF SHENANDOAH VALLEY

STAUNTON (4 a.m.) – Overnight snow and freezing rain left primary and secondary roads in moderate condition in portions of the Shenandoah Valley this morning. Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews have been plowing and treating roads overnight and will continue to as long as conditions exist.

Here are the road conditions as of 4 a.m.:

Interstate 64 – Clear conditions in Alleghany, Rockbridge and Augusta counties.

Interstate 66 – Minor conditions in Warren County.

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

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

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

For a chart of 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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