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STA19-007

Jan. 13, 2019



VENTURING OUT – KNOW WHAT IT’S ALL ABOUT

STAUNTON – (1:30 p.m.) Improving conditions continue on Shenandoah Valley roads as Virginia Department of Transportation crews continue to clear and treat area roadways.  Most roads are in minor to moderate condition.

Travelers through various areas of the Commonwealth of Virginia will encounter a wide variety of road conditions.  Motorists should drive defensively and anticipate roads covered with snow to roads wet from rain or ice.  Motorists are asked to remove any snow or ice from their vehicles before they begin any trips today.  All occupants in the vehicle should use their seatbelts.

Refreezing is anticipated for night travel.  Be alert for icing conditions particularly on bridges and overpasses.

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

Interstate 64 – Moderate conditions in Alleghany County. Minor conditions in Rockbridge and Augusta counties.

Interstate 66 – Minor conditions in Warren County,

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

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

Secondary roads – Moderate conditions in Highland, Bath, Alleghany, Rockbridge, Augusta, Rockingham, Shenandoah, Frederick, Warren, Clarke 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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