Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Ken Slack 540-332-9264
Jan. 26, 2015
STAUNTON DISTRICT UPDATES TO ROAD CONDITIONS AND ROUTE 220 CLOSURE
STAUNTON – (9:20 p.m.) Route 220 at Route 60 (Madison Street at Valley Ridge Road) in Alleghany County is closed due to downed phone lines. This is in the vicinity of exit 16 on Interstate 64. The closure is expected to last until midnight or later. Motorists are advised to avoid this area.
Road conditions vary throughout the Shenandoah Valley. The northern part of the Valley continues to receive fresh snow. Motorists should drive using extreme caution and expect icy conditions on untreated surfaces.
Here are the road conditions as of 9:20 p.m.
Interstate 64 – Clear conditions in Alleghany, Rockbridge and Augusta counties.
Interstate 66 – Moderate conditions in Warren County.
Interstate 81 – Minor conditions in Shenandoah and Frederick counties. Clear conditions in Rockbridge, Augusta, and Rockingham counties.
Primary roads – Moderate conditions in Warren and Clarke counties. Minor conditions in Highland, Rockingham, Frederick and Page counties. Clear conditions in Bath, Alleghany, Rockbridge, Augusta and Shenandoah counties.
Secondary roads – Moderate conditions in Shenandoah, Frederick, Warren and Clarke counties. Minor conditions in Highland, Augusta, Rockingham, and Page counties. Clear conditions in Bath, 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.
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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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