VDOT News - Staunton

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STA21-028

Feb. 14, 2021



ICY CONDITIONS PERSIST SUNDAY MORNING ON SOME ROADS IN THE SHENANDOAH VALLEY

STAUNTON – (6 a.m.) There’s not much to love about the road conditions on Valentine’s Day in parts of the Shenandoah Valley and Alleghany Highlands. Saturday’s wintry mix and overnight freezing have combined to create slick spots throughout the region, particularly on secondary roads. The Virginia Department of Transportation urges motorists to use great caution if they must drive Sunday morning.

Visit 511Virginia.org to view pavement temperatures, traffic cameras and color-coded maps of road conditions. For conditions in your specific county, click on the “Text Views” tab and choose Road Conditions Table on the down-down menu.

VDOT crews continue to treat roadways as needed throughout the 11-county Staunton District. Here are the road conditions as of 6 a.m. Sunday:

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

Interstate 66 – Clear conditions in Warren County.

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

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

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

On the go? Then visit VDOT’s Free Virginia 511 Tools to get your 511 app for Android or iOS devices. Obtain traffic alerts and traveler information by dialing 511.

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 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).

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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