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Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
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Ken Slack 540-332-9264
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STA14-005

Jan. 5, 2014



FREEZING RAIN AFFECTS SUNDAY TRAVEL IN THE SHENANDOAH VALLEY

STAUNTON – (11:15 a.m.) Light freezing rain is falling in some parts of the Shenandoah Valley, creating slick driving conditions for Sunday. The precipitation is forecast to continue for much of the day, and temperatures are expected to remain near or below freezing. Virginia Department of Transportation crews will continue to treat roads to minimize icy spots.

 

Here are the road conditions as of 11:15 a.m.

 

I-64 – Minor conditions in Alleghany and Rockbridge counties. Clear conditions in Augusta County.

 

I-66 – Clear conditions in Warren County.

 

I-81 – Minor conditions in Rockbridge County. Clear conditions in Augusta, Rockingham, Shenandoah and Frederick counties.

 

Primary roads – Minor conditions in Alleghany, Bath and Rockbridge counties. Clear conditions in Highland, Augusta, Rockingham, Page, Shenandoah, Frederick, Clarke and Warren counties.

 

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

 

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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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