VDOT News - Staunton

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Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
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Ken Slack 540-332-9264
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STA19-034

Feb. 20, 2019



WINTER STORM COATING ROADS IN THE SHENANDOAH VALLEY WEDNESDAY MORNING

STAUNTON – (4 a.m.) A widespread, prolonged winter storm is bringing snowfall to the Shenandoah Valley and Alleghany Highlands for the Wednesday morning commute. Snow is overspreading the region from south to north and is expected to be heavy at times before changing over to sleet and freezing rain. The Virginia Department of Transportation is asking motorists to postpone travel until after the storm if possible.

The VDOT Staunton District pre-treated interstates and many primary roads on Tuesday to help prevent snow and ice from bonding to road surfaces. VDOT crews and contractors have been on duty since Tuesday night, and will continue to plow and treat roads on rotating 12-hour shifts. About 900 pieces of snow-removal equipment are being deployed in the 11-county VDOT Staunton District

Here are the road conditions as of 4 a.m. Wednesday:

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

Interstate 66 – Clear in Warren County.

Interstate 81 – Moderate conditions in Rockbridge County and Augusta counties. Minor conditions in Rockingham County.

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

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