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CONTACT:
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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)
STA12-028

Feb. 19, 2012



ROADS IN MODERATE CONDITION SOUTH OF ROCKINGHAM COUNTY IN SHENANDOAH VALLEY

STAUNTON – (10 p.m.) A stark dividing line of precipitation divides the Shenandoah Valley.  Snow has fallen in Rockingham County and points south. North of this location all roads are reported in clear condition.  Motorists should only travel if necessary.

Here are road conditions as of 10 p.m. on Sunday:

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

I-66 – Clear conditions in Warren County.

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

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

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

Icing conditions on roads could occur tonight if surface temperatures dip below freezing. Virginia Department of Transportation crews remain out all night to treat and plow roads as necessary.

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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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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Page last modified: Oct. 17, 2012