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Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Sandy.Myers@vdot.virginia.gov
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Ken Slack 540-332-9264
Ken.Slack@vdot.virginia.gov
540-414-5670 (cell)
STA14-043

Feb. 13, 2014



VDOT CONTINUES TO ADVOCATE LIMITED TRAVEL TONIGHT

STAUNTON –  (10:30 p.m.) Roads in the Shenandoah Valley are gradually improving as Virginia Department of Transportation crews continue their work plowing roads while temperatures edged close to the freezing mark late this afternoon.  Motorists are still asked to limit travel tonight as crews continue to plow into the secondary road system.  Drivers should be alert for refreezing conditions on roadways.

Here are the road conditions as of 10:30 p.m.

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

Interstate 66 – Minor conditions in Warren County.

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

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

Secondary roads  - Severe condition in Frederick, Shenandoah, Page, Warren, Highland, Rockbridge, Alleghany and Bath counties. Moderate conditions in Augusta, Rockingham 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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