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March 25, 2013



VDOT CREWS CONTINUE TO PLOW AND TREAT SHENANDOAH VALLEY ROADS

STAUNTON – (11:15 a.m.) Snow clean-up activities continue throughout the Shenandoah Valley.  Light snow continues to fall in some locations, but the heavy snowfall has stopped in the area.  Although road surface temperatures are mostly above freezing, motorists should still drive with caution and watch for icy and slushy spots along the roadway.

Motorists should continue to use caution particularly roads in higher elevations and on bridges and overpasses.

Here are the road conditions as of 11:15 a.m. on Monday morning, March 25.

Interstate 64 – Clear conditions in Alleghany, Rockbridge and Augusta counties.

Interstate 66 – Minor conditions in Warren County.

Interstate 81 – Minor conditions in Rockingham and Frederick counties. Clear conditions in Rockbridge, Augusta and Shenandoah counties.

Primary Roads- Moderate conditions in Highland County.  Minor conditions are in Bath, Rockbridge, Rockingham, Shenandoah, Frederick, Warren and Clarke counties.  Clear conditions in Alleghany, Augusta and Page counties.

Secondary Roads – Moderate conditions in Highland, Bath, Rockbridge, Augusta, Rockingham, Shenandoah, Frederick and Warren counties. Minor conditions in Alleghany, Clarke and Page counties.

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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