VDOT News - Staunton
Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Ken Slack 540-332-9264
Dec. 9, 2018
NO SNOW NORTH TO HEAVY SNOW SOUTH BRING VARYING ROAD CONDITIONS TO SHENANDOAH VALLEY
STAUNTON – (5 p.m.) Snow continues through many areas in the Commonwealth of Virginia today. In the Shenandoah Valley no snow has fallen in the Winchester and Frederick County area and in the Lexington Rockbridge County area heavy snow has fallen for most of the day. Areas receiving snow are reporting mostly moderate conditions.
Virginia Department of Transportation road crews and contractor crews have been out all day plowing and treating roadways. People are advised to avoid all travel if possible. Always use seatbelts when traveling and do not drive distracted or impaired.
Here are the road conditions as of 5 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, Augusta and Rockingham counties. Minor conditions in Shenandoah County. Clear conditions in Frederick County.
Primary roads – Moderate conditions in Highland, Bath, Alleghany, Rockbridge, Augusta, Rockingham and Page counties. Minor conditions in Shenandoah County. Clear conditions in Frederick, Warren and Clarke counties.
Secondary roads – Severe conditions in Alleghany and Rockbridge counties. Moderate conditions in Highland, Bath, Augusta, Rockingham and Page counties. Minor conditions in Shenandoah County. Clear conditions 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 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.
Information in VDOT news releases was accurate at the time the release was published. For the most current information about projects or programs, please visit the project or program Web pages. You may find those by searching by keyword in the search Virginia DOT box above.