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STA14-012

Jan. 16, 2014



SOME SLICK SPOTS AWAIT SHENANDOAH VALLEY DRIVERS ON THURSDAY MORNING

STAUNTON – (4 a.m.) A light coating of snow has reached most areas of the Shenandoah Valley, leaving some slick spots for drivers. Interstates and most primary roads are reported to be clear on Thursday morning. Be alert for slushy or icy patches especially on bridges, overpasses and secondary roads

Crews from the Virginia Department of Transportation have been plowing and treating roads since Wednesday night, and this work will continue as needed.

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

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

I-66 – Clear conditions in Warren County.

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

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

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