Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Ken Slack 540-332-9264
Nov. 26, 2013
SHENANDOAH VALLEY DRIVING CONDITIONS UPDATE
STAUNTON – (11:25 a.m.) – The light sleet and freezing rain of the early morning hours has given way to mostly rain in the Shenandoah Valley. The Virginia Department of Transportation continues to monitor road conditions and advises motorists to lower speeds and use caution.
Here are the road conditions as of 11:15 a.m.:
Interstate 64 – Minor conditions in Alleghany and Rockbridge Counties. Fog advisory for Afton Mountain area of Augusta County.
Interstate 66 – Clear in Warren County.
Interstate 81 – Minor conditions in Rockbridge County. Clear conditions in Augusta, Rockingham, Shenandoah and Frederick counties.
Primary Roads – Moderate conditions in Highland County. Minor conditions in Alleghany, Bath and Rockbridge counties. Clear conditions is Augusta, Clarke, Frederick, Page, Rockingham, Shenandoah and Warren Counties.
Secondary Roads – Moderate conditions in Highland County. Minor conditions in Alleghany, Bath and Rockbridge counties. Clear conditions in Augusta, Clarke, Frederick, Page, Rockingham, Shenandoah and Warren Counties.
For winter weather road conditions go to www.511Virginia.org, look at the orange bar on the top of the page and click on “Text Views” and then click on “Road Condition Table”. Look at the pull down box that lists all jurisdictions. In this box individual counties can be chosen to view.
Traffic alerts and traveler information can be obtained by dialing 511. Traffic alerts and traveler information also are available at 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 Staunton District Twitter feed is at @VaDOTStaunton. VDOT can be followed on Facebook, Flickr, Twitter and YouTube. RSS feeds are also available for statewide information. The VDOT Web page 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.
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