VDOT News - Staunton
Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Ken Slack 540-332-9264
Jan. 12, 2019
VDOT ADVISES MOTORISTS TO AVOID TRAVEL DURING SNOWSTORM
STAUNTON – (5:25 p.m.) The Shenandoah Valley received a light dusting of snow on Saturday afternoon. During Saturday night into Sunday morning heavier snow is forecasted, which is anticipated to bring treacherous driving conditions. The public is asked to avoid travel during the snowstorm. This allows plow drivers to efficiently and safely plow and treat roadways. Vehicles stalled, parked or disabled along the roadways cause additional hazards for all drivers.
Here are the road conditions as of 5:25 p.m. in the Virginia Department of Transportation Staunton District:
Interstate 64 – Minor conditions in Alleghany and Augusta counties. Clear conditions in Rockbridge County.
Interstate 66 – Minor conditions in Warren County.
Interstate 81 – Minor conditions in Augusta, Rockingham, Shenandoah and Frederick counties. Clear conditions in Rockbridge County.
Primary roads – Minor conditions in Rockbridge, Highland, Bath, Alleghany, Augusta, Rockingham, Shenandoah, Frederick, Clarke and Warren counties. Clear conditions Page County.
Secondary roads – Minor conditions in Rockbridge, Highland, Bath, Alleghany, Augusta, Rockingham, Shenandoah, Frederick. Clarke and Warren counties. Clear conditions in Page 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).
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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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