VDOT News - Staunton

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Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
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Ken Slack 540-332-9264
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STA18-190

Dec. 10, 2018



AVOID OVERNIGHT TRAVEL IN CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN PORTIONS OF THE SHENANDOAH VALLEY

STAUNTON –  (10 p.m.) Snow is tapering off in central and southern portions of the Shenandoah Valley leaving many roads snow covered. Travel is not advised in the area. The northern portion of the valley including Frederick, Warren and Clarke counties do not have snow cover, but south of this area has hazardous travel conditions.

Crews from the Virginia Department of Transportation and contractors continue to plow and treat roads.  VDOT will continue with 24-hour operations with crews working 12-hour shifts.

Here are the road conditions as of 10 p.m. in the Virginia Department of Transportation Staunton District: 

Interstate 64 – Moderate conditions in Alleghany, Rockbridge and Augusta counties.

Interstate 66 – Clear conditions in Warren County.

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

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

Secondary roads – Severe conditions in Alleghany and Rockbridge counties.  Moderate conditions in Highland, Bath, Augusta, Rockingham, Shenandoah and Page counties.  Clear conditions are in Frederick, Warren and Clarke 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 Snow Page is on the VDOT website under Travel Center Snow Emergency Pages. The Staunton District Twitter feed is at @VaDOTStaunton.

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.

 

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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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