Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Ken Slack 540-332-9264
Dec. 30, 2017
SNOW COVERING MANY ROADS IN THE SHENANDOAH VALLEY
STAUNTON – (6:00 a.m.) Up to two inches of snow has fallen since Friday night in parts of the central and northern Shenandoah Valley, blanketing roads and creating dangerous driving conditions early Saturday morning. Snowfall is expected to taper off over the next several hours, but temperatures in the teens and low 20s will prevent snow from melting. Motorists are urged to check road conditions before driving and use extreme caution on snow-covered roadways.
The Virginia Department of Transportation has crews plowing and treating roads as needed throughout the 11-county Staunton District.
Here are the conditions as of 6 a.m. Saturday:
Interstate 64 – Clear in Alleghany, Rockbridge and Augusta counties.
Interstate 66 – Moderate conditions in Warren County.
Interstate 81 – Moderate conditions in Rockingham and Frederick counties. Minor conditions in Augusta and Shenandoah counties. Clear in Rockbridge County.
Primary roads – Moderate conditions in Rockingham, Page, Shenandoah, Frederick, Clarke and Warren counties. Minor conditions in Highland and Augusta counties. Clear conditions Alleghany, Bath and Rockbridge counties.
Secondary roads – Moderate conditions in Rockingham, Page, Shenandoah, Frederick, Clarke and Warren counties. Minor conditions in Highland and Augusta counties. Clear conditions Alleghany, Bath and Rockbridge counties.
For winter weather road conditions go to http://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.
On the go? Then visit VDOT’s Free Virginia 511 Tools to get your 511 app for android or iOS. Traffic alerts and traveler information can be obtained by dialing 511.
The VDOT Customer Service Center can be accessed through its mobile friendly website at https://my.vdot.virginia.gov/. Agents are on site 24/7 every day of the year to assist the public. People can also call the VDOT Customer Service Center at 800-FOR- ROAD (800-367-7623).
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 http://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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