VDOT News - Staunton

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Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
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STA19-045

March 3, 2019



RAIN SNOW LINE CROSSES SHENANDOAH VALLEY LEAVING SLUSH AND WET ROADS

STAUNTON – (5:30 p.m.) The rain/snow line has left the Shenandoah Valley with snow cover on grassy areas north of Augusta County and from Augusta south roads continue to be wet.  The March 3 storm began in the region just after sunrise.

Motorists should be alert for both slush, ice patches and some freezing rain. Higher elevations will have more ice.  Bridges, overpasses, ramps and any area with air underneath will freeze first.  Motorists should continue to watch out for these areas. The entire Valley area may see some freezing conditions on roadways as the sun goes down. 

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 5:30 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 and Page counties and on Route 33 in Rockingham County.  Clear conditions in Bath, Alleghany, Rockbridge, Augusta, Rockingham, Shenandoah, Frederick, Warren and Clarke counties.

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