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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STA21-005

Jan. 26, 2021



SLICK SPOTS FOR TUESDAY MORNING COMMUTE IN THE SHENANDOAH VALLEY

STAUNTON – (4 a.m.) A wintry mix of precipitation has created some slick driving conditions Tuesday morning in many parts of the Shenandoah Valley and Alleghany Highlands. Freezing rain and sleet and freezing rain began falling Monday evening. The Virginia Department of Transportation advises motorists to postpone travel until temperatures rise well above freezing.

VDOT employees and contractors are treating roads throughout the 11-county Staunton District. Here are the road conditions as of 4:00 a.m. Tuesday:

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

Interstate 66 – Minor conditions in Warren County.

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

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

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

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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