VDOT News - Staunton
Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Ken Slack 540-332-9264
Dec. 17, 2016
ICY ROADS FOR THE NEXT FEW HOURS IN THE SHENANDOAH VALLEY
STAUNTON – The Virginia Department of Transportation is advising motorists to postpone their travel plans until mid-morning Saturday, as icy conditions persist throughout the Shenandoah Valley. Freezing rain began falling after midnight, creating a glaze on many roadways. Crews have been working since midnight Friday, treating roads throughout the VDOT Staunton District.
As of 6:30 a.m. Saturday, minor conditions are reported on most Staunton District roads, meaning that motorists can expect patches of ice. Temperatures are expected to rise above freezing around 9 a.m. and driving conditions should rapidly improve throughout the day.
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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