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Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
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STA15-003

Jan. 6, 2015



VDOT PREPARED FOR TUESDAY MORNING SNOW

STAUNTON – (4:15 a.m.) As snowfall begins to move into parts of the Shenandoah Valley, the Virginia Department of Transportation warns drivers of possible slick spots on Tuesday. Road conditions are expected to change rapidly during the morning commute.

 

VDOT applied anti-icing treatment on Monday to interstates and some primary routes in the central and northern Shenandoah Valley. Crews have been on duty since midnight to plow and salt roads as needed.

 

Here are the road conditions as of 4:15 a.m.:

 

Interstate 64 – Clear in Alleghany, Rockbridge and Augusta counties.

 

Interstate 66 – Moderate conditions in Warren County.

 

Interstate 81 – Moderate conditions in Frederick County. Minor conditions in Shenandoah County. Clear in Rockbridge, Augusta and Rockingham counties.

 

Primary roads – Moderate conditions in Shenandoah, Frederick and Warren counties. Minor conditions in Clarke County. Clear in Alleghany, Bath, Rockbridge, Highland, Augusta, Rockingham and Page counties.

 

Secondary roads – Moderate conditions in Shenandoah, Frederick and Warren counties. Minor conditions in Clarke County. Clear in Alleghany, Bath, Rockbridge, Highland, Augusta, Rockingham and Page 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.

 

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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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