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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STA21-024

Feb. 12, 2021



SNOW COVERS MANY ROADS IN THE SHENANDOAH VALLEY FRIDAY MORNING

STAUNTON – (4 a.m.) Additional snowfall from a two-day winter storm has coated many roadways Friday morning, especially in the central and southern Shenandoah Valley and Alleghany Highlands. The Virginia Department of Transportation is plowing and treating roads throughout the region. Motorists should postpone non-essential travel, and give VDOT crews time and room to work.

Pavement temperatures are well below freezing in most areas, creating icy conditions especially on untreated roads. Drivers who must travel should use extreme caution, account for longer stopping distances, and allow extra space between themselves and surrounding vehicles.

Here are the road conditions as of 4:00 a.m. Friday in the VDOT Staunton District:

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

Interstate 66 – Clear conditions in Warren County.

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

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

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

The website http://www.511Virginia.org offers color-coded maps of road conditions as well as pavement temperatures and traffic cameras. Under the “Text Views” tab, the site provides county-by-county listings of road conditions on all types of state-maintained roadways.

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 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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