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Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Jan. 6, 2015
SHENANDOAH VALLEY ROAD CONDITIONS IMPROVE
STAUNTON – (11 a.m.) Driving conditions are steadily improving as snowfall tapers off and the Virginia Department of Transportation continues to plow and treat roadways. Crews focus on interstates and primary routes first, and then secondary roads and subdivision streets.
The northern Shenandoah Valley has received up to two inches of snow since early Tuesday morning. Most areas are not expected to receive additional accumulation this afternoon.
Here are the road conditions as of 11 a.m.:
Interstate 64 – Clear in Alleghany, Rockbridge and Augusta counties.
Interstate 66 – Minor conditions in Warren County.
Interstate 81 – Minor conditions in Rockingham, Shenandoah and Frederick counties. Clear in Rockbridge and Augusta counties.
Primary roads – Moderate conditions in Page, Shenandoah, Frederick, Clarke and Warren counties. Minor conditions in Bath, Highland and Rockingham counties. Clear in Alleghany, Rockbridge and Augusta counties.
Secondary roads – Moderate conditions in Rockingham, Page, Shenandoah, Frederick, Clarke and Warren counties. Minor conditions in Bath, Highland and Augusta counties. Clear in Alleghany and Rockbridge 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.
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.