Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Jan. 25, 2013
SNOWFALL HIT OR MISS IN SHENANDOAH VALLEY
STAUNTON – A fast-moving weather system has brought accumulating snow to some parts of the Shenandoah Valley late this morning and early this afternoon. Virginia Department of Transportation crews are deployed, treating and plowing roads in the affected areas. Here are the road conditions as of 1:30 p.m.
Interstate 64 – Moderate conditions in Alleghany and Rockbridge counties. Clear conditions in Augusta County.
Interstate 66 – Clear conditions in Warren County.
Interstate 81 – Moderate conditions in Rockbridge County. Clear conditions in Augusta, Rockingham, Shenandoah and Frederick counties.
Primary Roads – Moderate conditions in Alleghany, Rockbridge, Bath and Highland counties. Clear conditions in Augusta, Rockingham, Shenandoah, Frederick, Warren, Clarke and Page counties.
Secondary Roads – Moderate conditions in Alleghany, Rockbridge, Bath, Highland, Shenandoah, Frederick, Warren and Clarke counties. Minor conditions in Augusta and Rockingham counties. Clear conditions in Page County.
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.
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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