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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STA18-180

Nov. 15, 2018



MID-DAY DRIVING IN THE SHENANDOAH VALLEY TRAVELING SOUTH TO NORTH GOES FROM ICE TO SNOW

STAUNTON – (11:15 a.m.) Winter precipitation continues throughout the Shenandoah Valley as mid-day approaches.  Snow and ice can be found north of Shenandoah County and south of this region is mostly ice and freezing rain. Slushy driving conditions can be found through out the Valley area.  Bridges, overpasses and ramps are reported in icy or snowy condition in many areas. Virginia Department of Transportation crews continue to treat roadways with chemicals and plow as needed.

All drivers are asked to use extreme caution and allow extra time to reach their destination.  Always use seatbelts. Please check 511Virginia.org for road conditions and highway cameras.

Here are the road conditions as of 11:15 a.m. in the Virginia Department of Transportation Staunton District:

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

Interstate 66 – Moderate conditions in Warren County.

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

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

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

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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