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)
STA12-029

Feb. 20, 2012



ROADS IN MINOR TO MODERATE CONDITION IN PARTS OF SHENANDOAH VALLEY

STAUNTON – (4 a.m.) Snow has stopped falling and moderate to minor conditions still exist on many roads in the central and southern portions of the Shenandoah Valley. Icy conditions may occur this morning due to below freezing temperatures. Motorists should use extreme caution if travel is necessary.

Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews worked through the night to plow and treat roads and will continue these operations as long as conditions exist.

Here are road conditions as of 4 a.m. on Monday:

I-64 – Moderate conditions in and Augusta County. Minor conditions in Alleghany and Rockbridge counties.

I-66 – Clear conditions in Warren County.

I-81 – Moderate conditions in Augusta County. Minor conditions in Rockbridge County. Clear conditions in Rockingham, Shenandoah and Frederick counties.

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

Secondary roads are in moderate condition in Bath, Highland, Alleghany, Rockbridge and Augusta counties. Minor conditions are in Rockingham County. Clear conditions are in Frederick, Shenandoah, Warren, Clarke and Page counties.

For winter weather road conditions go the 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 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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Page last modified: Oct. 17, 2012