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Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
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STA14-258

Dec. 9, 2014



SNOW AND ICE IMPACT MORNING COMMUTE IN THE SHENANDOAH VALLEY

STAUNTON – (4:15 a.m.) A light coating of snow and sleet has created some slippery driving conditions for the Tuesday morning commute in most of the Shenandoah Valley. Precipitation is expected to change over to rain later this morning.

 

Motorists should use caution throughout the region as wet surfaces may be icy. Virginia Department of Transportation crews are monitoring and treating roads as needed. Travelers should use extra caution on bridges and overpasses as elevated surfaces freeze first. 

 

Here are the road conditions as of 4:15 a.m.:

 

Interstate 64 – Minor conditions in Alleghany County. Clear conditions in Augusta and Rockbridge 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 – Minor to moderate conditions in Shenandoah County. Minor conditions in Alleghany, Bath, Highland, Augusta, Rockingham, Page, Frederick and Warren counties. Clear conditions in Rockbridge and Clarke counties.

 

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