VDOT News - Staunton



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Dec. 10, 2018


STAUNTON – (4 a.m.) Many roadways in the central and southern Shenandoah Valley are covered with snow Monday morning in the wake of an early-season storm. Snowfall totals increase greatly from north to south. Frederick, Clarke and Warren counties recorded no more than a trace, while the counties of Alleghany, Bath, Rockbridge and Augusta report at least a foot of snow. Temperatures are well below freezing, so ice is also possible on some roadways.

The Virginia Department of Transportation urges motorists to postpone non-emergency travel in the affected areas. The VDOT Staunton District remains in 24-hour emergency operations, and crews will continue to plow and treat roadways until all state-maintained routes are passable.

Here are the road conditions as of 4 a.m. Monday in the 11-county VDOT Staunton District:

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

Interstate 66 – Clear conditions in Warren County.

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

Primary roads – Moderate conditions in Alleghany, Augusta and Rockingham counties. Minor conditions in Bath, Rockbridge, Highland, Page and Shenandoah 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.


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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Page last modified: Dec. 10, 2018