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Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
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STA18-038

Feb. 18, 2018



BLACK ICE POSSIBLE ON SHENANDOAH VALLEY ROADS

STAUNTON – (6 a.m.) Saturday’s wintry mix followed by freezing temperatures overnight could lead to icy conditions on many roads, especially those in the northern Shenandoah Valley and higher elevations. The Virginia Department of Transportation urges drivers to use extra caution on Sunday morning.

VDOT crews continue to plow or treat road as needed. Here are the conditions as of 6 a.m. in the 11-county VDOT Staunton District:

Interstate 64 – Clear in Alleghany, Rockbridge and Augusta counties.

Interstate 66 – Clear in Warren County.

Interstate 81 – Clear in Rockbridge, Augusta, Rockingham, Shenandoah and Frederick counties.

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

Secondary roads – Moderate conditions in Highland and Frederick counties. Minor conditions in Augusta, Rockingham, Page, Shenandoah, Clarke and Warren counties. Clear in 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 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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