Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Ken Slack 540-332-9264
Jan. 26, 2011
ROAD CONDITIONS EXIST IN PARTS OF SHENANDOAH VALLEY
STAUNTON (4:30 a.m.) – Snow began falling overnight in portions of the Shenandoah Valley. Icy conditions may exist in some areas and motorists are advised to use extreme caution if travel is necessary. Be especially careful on bridges, overpasses, curves, hills and ramps.
Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews are monitoring, plowing and treating the roadways this morning. Here are the road conditions as of 4:30 a.m.
Interstate 64 – Minor conditions are in Rockbridge County. Clear conditions are in Alleghany and Augusta counties.
Interstate 66 – Clear conditions are in Warren County.
Interstate 81 – Minor conditions are in Rockbridge County. Clear conditions are in Augusta, Rockingham, Frederick and Shenandoah counties.
Primary roads – Moderate conditions are in Bath and Shenandoah counties. Minor conditions are in Rockbridge, Highland, Rockingham, Frederick, Page, Warren and Clarke counties. Clear conditions are in Alleghany and Augusta counties.
Secondary roads – Moderate conditions are in Bath County. Minor conditions are in Rockbridge, Highland, Rockingham, Frederick, Shenandoah, Page, Warren and Clarke counties. Clear conditions are in Alleghany and Augusta 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.
The VDOT Staunton District serves Frederick, Shenandoah, Clarke, Warren, Page, Rockingham, Augusta, Highland, Rockbridge, Alleghany and Bath counties.
Information in VDOT news releases was accurate at the time the release was published. For the most current information about projects or programs, please visit the project or program Web pages. You may find those by searching by keyword in the search Virginia DOT box above.