Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Ken Slack 540-332-9264
Feb. 26, 2014
LIGHT SNOW COULD MAKE SLICK SPOTS WEDNESDAY MORNING
STAUNTON – (4:00 a.m.) A fast-moving storm system is expected to leave the Shenandoah Valley with a light coating of snow that could affect drivers during the Wednesday morning commute. Most areas are expected to receive no more than an inch, but additional accumulation is possible in the higher elevations.
Crews from the Virginia Department of Transportation have been on duty since midnight, and will plow and treat roads as needed.
Here are the road conditions in the Staunton District as of 4 a.m. Wednesday:
Interstates 64, 66 and 81 – Clear conditions in all counties.
Primary roads – Minor conditions in Highland County. Clear conditions in Alleghany, Bath, Rockbridge, Augusta, Rockingham, Page, Shenandoah, Frederick, Clark and Warren counties.
Secondary roads – Minor conditions in Highland, Shenandoah and Warren counties. Clear conditions in Alleghany, Bath, Rockbridge, Augusta, Rockingham, Page, Frederick and Clarke counties.
For road conditions please visit 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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