Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Ken Slack 540-332-9264
Feb. 17, 2015
VDOT MAKING PROGRESS ON SHENANDOAH VALLEY ROADS
STAUNTON – (11 a.m.) The Virginia Department of Transportation is making steady progress on roadways of the Shenandoah Valley and Alleghany Highlands. Sunshine and slightly warmer temperatures Tuesday afternoon are expected to help VDOT Staunton District crews as they continue to plow and treat roads. Many roads could re-freeze tonight, however, so motorists are urged to travel with caution and be alert for patches of snow and ice.
VDOT’s goal is to have all state-maintained roads passable within 48 hours after the end of a winter storm. Interstate and primary routes are plowed first, and then secondary roads and subdivision streets.
Here are the road conditions as of 11 a.m. Tuesday:
Interstate 64 – Moderate conditions in Alleghany, Rockbridge and Augusta counties.
Interstate 66 – Minor conditions in Warren County.
Interstate 81 – Moderate conditions in Rockbridge, Augusta and Rockingham counties. Minor conditions in Shenandoah and Frederick counties.
Primary roads – Moderate conditions in Shenandoah, Clarke, Page, Rockingham, Augusta, Highland, Rockbridge, Alleghany and Bath counties. Moderate to minor conditions in Frederick County. Minor conditions in Warren County.
Secondary roads – Moderate conditions in Frederick, Shenandoah, Clarke, Page, Rockingham, Augusta, Highland, Rockbridge, Alleghany and Bath counties. Minor conditions in Warren County.
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.
Information in VDOT news releases was accurate at the time the release was published. For the most current information about projects or programs, please visit the project or program Web pages. You may find those by searching by keyword in the search Virginia DOT box above.