Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Ken Slack 540-332-9264
Jan. 26, 2015
SNOWFALL AFFECTING TRAVEL IN MOST OF THE SHENANDOAH VALLEY
STAUNTON – (11:30 a.m.) Winter weather is causing slick spots on many roads in the Shenandoah Valley, especially in northern areas where snowfall began Sunday night. Snow is expected to continue for much of the day on Monday, and the Virginia Department of Transportation advises drivers to be alert for changing conditions.
VDOT crews will continue working 12-hour shifts throughout the 11 counties of the Staunton District, plowing and treating roads as needed for the duration of the winter storm.
Here are the road conditions as of 11:30 a.m. Monday:
Interstate 64 – Minor conditions in Augusta County. Clear conditions in Alleghany and Rockbridge counties.
Interstate 66 – Clear conditions in Warren County.
Interstate 81 – Minor conditions in Augusta County. Clear conditions in Rockbridge, Rockingham, Shenandoah and Frederick counties.
Primary roads – Moderate conditions in Highland, Rockingham, Page and Shenandoah counties. Minor conditions in Bath, Augusta, Frederick and Warren counties. Clear conditions in Alleghany, Rockbridge and Clarke counties.
Secondary roads – Moderate conditions in Highland, Rockingham, Page, Shenandoah and Frederick counties. Minor conditions in Bath, Augusta and Warren counties. Clear conditions in Alleghany, Rockbridge 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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