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Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
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Ken Slack 540-332-9264
Ken.Slack@vdot.virginia.gov
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STA14-049

Feb. 18, 2014



WATCH FOR SLICK SPOTS DURING TUESDAY COMMUTE

STAUNTON – (4:00 a.m.) Shenandoah Valley roads could have some patches of ice or snow early Tuesday morning, as the result of a winter storm that quickly passed through overnight. Drivers should be especially cautious on bridges, overpasses and secondary roads.

 

Crews from the Virginia Department of Transportation pre-treated interstates Monday in advance of the snow, and are on duty to plow and treat roads as needed. Conditions are expected to improve as temperatures rise well above freezing later in the day.

 

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

 

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

 

Interstate 66 – Minor conditions in Warren County.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

For road conditions please visit 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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