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Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
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Ken.Slack@vdot.virginia.gov
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STA14-029

Jan. 28, 2014



SNOW COVERS SOUTHERN HALF OF SHENANDOAH VALLEY

STAUNTON – (10 p.m.) Snow is covering the southern portion of the Shenandoah Valley. Precipitation began in late afternoon and continues into the evening hours. Virginia Department of Transportation crews are deployed and are plowing and treating roadways. 

Because temperatures have been well below freezing for a long period of time, snow is sticking to many untreated roadways. Motorists should drive with caution and allow extra time for their travel.

Here are the road conditions as of 10 p.m.

Interstate 64 – Moderate conditions in Alleghany and Rockbridge counties.  Minor conditions in Augusta County.

Interstate 66 – Clear conditions in Warren County.

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

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

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