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Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
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STA15-071

March 6, 2015



ROADS CONTINUE TO IMPROVE BUT MOST STILL HAVE SOME SNOW OR ICE

STAUNTON – (11 a.m.) Thanks to the hard work of Virginia Department of Transportation crews and contractors in challenging weather conditions that included nearly a foot of snow and single degree temperatures last night, most roads are passable in the Shenandoah Valley.

As the morning plowing and treating continues many roads are rapidly improving.  Numerous accidents are still occurring on roadways, so any driving should be done with extreme caution.  Drivers should allow extra time to reach their destinations. 

Here are the 11 a.m. road conditions:

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 and Frederick counties.  Clear conditions in Rockingham and Shenandoah counties.

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

Secondary roads – Moderate conditions in Frederick, Shenandoah, Clarke, Warren, Page, Rockingham, Augusta, Highland, Rockbridge, Alleghany and Bath 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 also are available at 511Virginia.org.  On the go?  Then visit VDOT’s Free Virginia 511 Tools to get your 511 app for android or iOS.  Traffic alerts and traveler information can be obtained by dialing 511.

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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