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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Nov. 16, 2018



VDOT CREWS CONTINUE OVERNIGHT CLEANUP FROM SNOW AND ICE STORM IN SHENANDOAH VALLEY

STAUNTON – (10:00 p.m.) The first winter storm of the season has left a mixture of snow and ice in the Shenandoah Valley region.  In the pre-dawn hours and into the day on Thursday Virginia Department of Transportation crews and contractors plowed and treated Shenandoah Valley roads.  With temperatures hovering near or below freezing travel continues to require extreme caution during the nighttime hours and into the morning commute. Crews continue to work on the region’s roadways throughout the night.

Here are the road conditions as of 10 p.m.in the VDOT Staunton District:

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

Interstate 66 – Moderate conditions in Warren County.

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

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

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