Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Ken Slack 540-332-9264
Feb. 14, 2014
VDOT FOCUSED ON CLEARING SECONDARY ROADS IN THE SHENANDOAH VALLEY
STAUNTON – (4:00 a.m.) The Virginia Department of Transportation continues to plow secondary roads that were left snowbound after Thursday’s winter storm. Crews are also widening and improving primary roads and treating icy patches on bridges and overpasses.
Conditions are steadily improving, but motorists should be cautious of snow blowing back onto roads, and re-freezing that took place overnight. VDOT’s goal is to ensure all state-maintained roads are passable within 48 hours after the end of a winter storm.
Here are the road conditions as of 4 a.m. Friday:
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 Shenandoah and Frederick counties. Clear conditions in Augusta and Rockingham counties.
Primary roads – Moderate conditions in Alleghany and Page counties. Moderate to minor conditions in Highland County. Minor conditions in Bath, Rockbridge, Augusta, Rockingham, Shenandoah, Frederick, Clarke and Warren counties.
Secondary roads - Severe condition in Alleghany, Rockbridge, Page, Shenandoah, Frederick and Warren counties. Moderate conditions in Bath, Highland, 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.
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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