Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Ken Slack 540-332-9264
Jan. 7, 2018
BE ALERT FOR ICY ROADS ON MONDAY IN THE SHENANDOAH VALLEY
STAUNTON – (11:30 a.m.) Forecasted light amounts of snow and ice may cover and glaze some Shenandoah Valley roads on Monday, January 8. Days of below freezing temperatures in the area have caused roads and other outdoor surfaces to be susceptible to snow and ice. Motorists should be alert for areas of black ice or ice coated roads, bridges and ramps. Debris from ice coated branches falling may also create driving hazards.
Virginia Department of Transportation crews will be monitoring roads and treating them as appropriate. Areas known for icing due to terrain will be pretreated but Interstate 64, Interstate 66 and Interstate 81 will not receive pretreatment brine.
VDOT advises travelers to allow extra time for driving throughout the day on Monday. Always buckle up and use safety belts when traveling.
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).
VDOT statewide Twitter messages can be found at @VaDOT. The nine districts can be found at:Hampton Roads @VaDOTHR; Richmond @VaDOTRVA; Northern Virginia @VaDOTNOVA; Fredericksburg @VaDOTFred; Culpeper @VaDOTCulp; Lynchburg @VaDOTLynchburg; Bristol @VaDOTBristol; Salem @VaDOTSalem; Staunton @VaDOTStaunton.
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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