Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Ken Slack 540-332-9264
Jan. 10, 2014
VDOT WORKING TO KEEP ICE OFF SHENANDOAH VALLEY ROADS
STAUNTON – (4:15 a.m.) Light rain is falling in parts of the Shenandoah Valley, and early-morning temperatures could allow it to freeze on contact. Virginia Department of Transportation crews applied anti-icing chemicals on some interstate and primary roads on Thursday. Drivers are advised to use caution especially on bridges, overpasses and other elevated surfaces, which tend to freeze first.
As of 4:15 a.m., primary and secondary roads in Highland County are in minor condition. Roads in the rest of the Staunton District are reported to be clear. VDOT crews are monitoring conditions on Friday morning, and treating roads as needed.
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.
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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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