VDOT News - Staunton
Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Ken Slack 540-332-9264
March 12, 2018
SNOW-COVERED ROADS IN PARTS OF THE SHENANDOAH VALLEY
STAUNTON – (11:15 a.m.) Many roadways in the central and southern Shenandoah Valley are covered in snow or slush as of mid-day Monday, creating hazardous driving conditions. The region is forecast to receive more snow or mixed precipitation during the afternoon and evening hours. In addition, refreezing Monday night and Tuesday morning could create dangerous icing conditions.
Crews and contractors for the Virginia Department of Transportation are plowing and treating roadways where needed. They will continue to work continuous 12-hour shifts for the duration of the late-winter storm.
Here are the conditions as of 11:15 a.m. Monday in the 11-county VDOT Staunton District:
Interstate 64 – Moderate conditions in Augusta County. Minor conditions in Alleghany County. Clear in Rockbridge County.
Interstate 66 – Clear in Warren County.
Interstate 81 – Moderate conditions in Augusta County. Minor conditions in Rockingham County. Clear in Rockbridge, Shenandoah and Frederick counties.
Primary roads – Moderate conditions in Bath, Highland and Augusta counties. Minor conditions in Alleghany, Rockingham and Page counties. Clear in Rockbridge, Shenandoah, Frederick, Clarke and Warren counties.
Secondary roads – Moderate conditions in Bath, Highland, Augusta and Rockingham counties. Minor conditions in Alleghany, Rockbridge and Page counties. Clear in Shenandoah, Frederick, Clarke and Warren 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).
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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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