VDOT News - Staunton

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STA19-155

Dec. 11, 2019



SLICK ROADS WEDNESDAY MORNING IN PARTS OF THE SHENANDOAH VALLEY

STAUNTON – (4 a.m.) The first widespread snowfall of the 2019-20 winter season is creating slick spots on many roads in the Shenandoah Valley and Alleghany Highlands. The Virginia Department of Transportation advises motorists to use caution if they must travel Wednesday morning, especially in the northern valley or in higher elevations.

Snow-removal crews and contractors have been on duty since midnight in most parts of the VDOT Staunton District, plowing and treating roadways as needed.

Here are the road conditions as of 4 a.m. in the Staunton District:

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

Interstate 66 – Minor conditions in Warren County.

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

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

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