Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Ken Slack 540-332-9264
Jan. 18, 2013
ROAD CONDITIONS ARE CLEAR TO MINOR IN THE SHENANDOAH VALLEY
STAUNTON – (5:30 a.m.) Most roads in the Shenandoah Valley are clear or in minor condition this morning. Motorists should continue to use caution and be aware of the potential for black ice since low temperatures could cause additional slick areas especially on bridges, overpasses, curves, hills and ramps.
Virginia Department of Transportation crews and contractors will continue to plow and treat roads as long as conditions exist.
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.
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.
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.