VDOT News - Staunton

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STA19-044

March 3, 2019



LIGHT WET SNOW BRINGS MINOR CONDITIONS TO PORTIONS OF SHENANDOAH VALLEY AREA

STAUNTON –  (1:30 p.m.) Light wet snow has been falling in portions of the Shenandoah Valley region during the morning of March 3. As of early afternoon the central portions of the Valley have minor road conditions. Motorists should be alert for some slick spots, especially on bridges, overpasses and ramp areas, where surface temperatures are colder.

Virginia Department of Transportation crews are out and treating roads as needed.  Motorists are advised to drive with caution.  Always use seatbelts.

Here are the road conditions as of 1:30 p.m. in the Virginia Department of Transportation Staunton District:

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

Interstate 66 – Clear conditions in Warren County

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

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

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

Moderate – snow or ice on major portions of the roadway. 

Minor – bare pavement except for isolated spots of snow, ice or slush. 

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