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)
STA12-178

Dec. 26, 2012



MODERATE ROAD CONDITIONS THROUGHOUT SHENANDOAH VALLEY
See how to find road conditions on 511Virginia.org

STAUNTON – (2:00 p.m.) Snow and sleet have been falling throughout the day in the Shenandoah Valley.  Moderate road conditions exist on all road systems in this area. Travel is not advised unless it is absolutely necessary. Virginia Department of Transportation crews and contractors have been plowing and treating roads throughout this weather event.  Crews will continue to plow and treat the roads today and into tonight.

 

Traffic alerts and traveler information can be obtained by dialing 511.  Traffic alerts and traveler information also are available at www.511Virginia.org. 

 

Road conditions for winter weather and flooding can be found on the 511 map located on the www.511Virginia.org website.

 

Map listing: Road conditions on the 511 Map

On the 511 home page in the left blue margin

Click on the Legends Tab

Right under the Legends title are two buttons:  one for Traffic Speeds layer and one for Road Conditions layer

Click on the Road Conditions button.

The 511 map will display color coded roads.  The color legend is located right under the Road Conditions layer button.

 

 

Text listing:  Road conditions listed in table form on 511 website

On the 511 home page in the top orange menu bar click on the Text Views tab

Click on the Road Conditions Table tab

The table appears.  This defaults to all counties in Virginia.

At the top of the table are drop down boxes where specific counties and road systems can be selected.

 

 

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 You Tube.  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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Road condition definitions:

Severe – drifting or partially blocked road.  Snow tires or chains are necessary.

Moderate – snow or ice on major portions of the roadway.  Snow tires or chains are advisable.

Minor – bare pavement except for isolated spots of snow, ice or slush.  Driving with caution is recommended.



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