VDOT News - Staunton
Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Ken Slack 540-332-9264
Feb. 20, 2019
ROADWAYS GETTING BETTER AS WINTER STORM EXITS THE SHENANDOAH VALLEY
STAUNTON – (10:15 p.m.) Most of the rain and freezing rain has ended in many parts of the Shenandoah Valley. The winter storm that began this morning left snow ranging from 2.5 inches in Alleghany County to 8 inches in Frederick County. Most areas saw snow in the 4.5 to 5.5 inch range. Main roads are wet with temperatures starting to rise above freezing. Motorists should continue to be alert for icy patches and slushy areas as the snow continues to melt.
Virginia Department of Transportation crews continue to monitor roads and treat as needed. There are no reports of major flooding but crews will barricade roads that have water over them.
Here are the road conditions as of 10:15 p.m. in the Virginia Department of Transportation Staunton District:
Interstate 64 – Minor conditions in Rockbridge County. Clear conditions in Alleghany and Augusta counties.
Interstate 66 – Clear conditions in Warren County
Interstate 81 – Minor conditions in Rockbridge and Frederick counties. Clear conditions in Augusta, Rockingham and Shenandoah counties.
Primary roads – Minor conditions in Highland, Bath, Alleghany, Rockbridge, Rockingham, Frederick, Warren, Clarke and Page counties. Clear conditions in Augusta and Shenandoah counties.
Secondary roads – Moderate conditions in Highland, Rockbridge, Augusta, Rockingham, Shenandoah, Frederick, Warren, Clarke and Page counties. Minor conditions in Bath and Alleghany 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.
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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.
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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