Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Ken Slack 540-332-9264
Dec. 14, 2013
UPDATE ON DRIVING CONDITIONS IN THE SHENANDOAH VALLEY
STAUNTON – (11:15 a.m.) Snow and sleet are affecting travel on many roads throughout the Shenandoah Valley. The Virginia Department of Transportation continues to plow and treat roadways as needed. Additional precipitation is expected this afternoon, and drivers are urged to use caution.
Here are the road conditions as of 11:15 a.m.:
Interstate 64 – Clear conditions in Alleghany, Rockbridge and Augusta counties.
Interstate 66 – Minor conditions in Warren County.
Interstate 81 – Minor conditions in Shenandoah and Frederick counties. Clear conditions in Rockbridge, Augusta and Rockingham counties.
Primary roads – Moderate conditions in Shenandoah County. Moderate to minor conditions in Frederick County. Minor conditions in Alleghany, Bath, Highland, Rockbridge, Augusta, Rockingham, Page and Warren counties. Clear conditions in Clarke County.
Secondary roads – Moderate conditions in Alleghany, Bath, Page, Shenandoah and Frederick counties. Minor conditions in Highland, Rockbridge, Augusta and Rockingham and Warren counties. Clear conditions in Clarke County.
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. Also on the 511 website, in the legend box to the left on the map page be sure to click “Road Conditions Layer” to see the color coded road condition map.
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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