Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Ken Slack 540-332-9264
Jan. 21, 2015
VDOT PREPARED FOR WEDNESDAY’S POTENTIAL WINTRY MIX
STAUNTON – The Virginia Department of Transportation’s Staunton District has geared up for the potential of snow on Tuesday morning, especially in the northern Shenandoah Valley. Crews reported for duty at midnight and will plow and treat roads as needed.
As of 4:15 a.m. Wednesday, road conditions in most of the 11-county district are reported to be clear. Minor conditions were reported on secondary roads in Highland County. VDOT advises motorists to closely monitor their weather forecast and to check www.511Virginia.org for continually updated road and traffic conditions.
Traffic alerts and traveler information can be obtained by dialing 511. 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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