VDOT News - Staunton
Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Ken Slack 540-332-9264
March 12, 2018
ROAD CONDITIONS IMPROVE FOLLOWING MONDAY SNOW STORM IN SOUTHERN SHENANDOAH VALLEY
STAUNTON – (4 p.m.) Light snow continues to fall in the southern portion of the Shenandoah Valley in the late afternoon hours of Monday, March 12. A snowstorm that began early this morning is departing the area, leaving the northern part of the Valley untouched with snow and the southern part with several inches on the ground.
Road conditions are generally clear on all interstate and primary roads within the Virginia Department of Transportation Staunton District. Secondary roads range from minor to moderate in Rockingham, Augusta, Rockbridge, Alleghany, Bath and Highland counties. Little or no snow fell in the areas north of Harrisonburg.
Crews will be out tonight in Augusta, Rockbridge, Highland, Bath and Alleghany counties. The remainder of the district will have crews on call throughout the night. All VDOT crews will treat roads as conditions warrant.
Motorists should be alert for refreezing conditions and use extreme caution if they travel during the nighttime and early morning hours. Bridges, overpasses and any surface with air underneath it will freeze first. Temperatures are forecasted to be well below freezing tonight throughout the region.
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.
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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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