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Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
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April 17, 2011



MOTORISTS SHOULD REMAIN ALERT FOR FLOODED ROADS IN SHENANDOAH VALLEY
Use 511Virginia.org to Obtain Road Closure Lists

STAUNTON – Many roads in low-lying areas remain flooded in the Shenandoah Valley following severe storms that came through the area on Saturday.

It is extremely important that motorists and pedestrians pay attention to barriers and road closure signs.  Travel across closed roads should not be attempted.  Barriers and closure signs should not be removed.  Road crews will remove these items once they review previously flooded roads for debris and washed out areas.  Bridges will also be examined by crews.

The public can find a list of road closures on the Virginia 511 website by going to www.511Virginia.org , look to the left side of the page and click on the “Road Conditions” bar.  A map will appear with road closures marked.  Right above the map is a link in light blue text 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 closures will appear.

Traffic alerts and traveler information can be obtained by dialing 511.  In areas where 511 is unavailable, dial 1-866-MY511VA (866-695-1182).

The VDOT Staunton District serves Frederick, Shenandoah, Clarke, Warren, Page, Rockingham, Augusta, Highland, Rockbridge, Alleghany and Bath counties.

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