Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Ken Slack 540-332-9264
Feb. 22, 2015
CREWS AND A WARM DAY MAKE FOR QUICK CLEAN-UP
STAUNTON – (5 p.m.) Virginia Department of Transportation crews and contractors have completed clearing interstate and primary roads from yesterday’s snow storm. Secondary roads range from moderate to minor condition. A warm day and hard work by the road crews have brought bare pavement conditions to most roads in the Shenandoah Valley region.
Crews will monitor roads as needed overnight for refreezing. Temperatures for most of the week are expected to be below freezing, so motorists should travel with caution on roads that appear to have wet surfaces.
Here are the 5 p.m. road conditions:
Interstate 64 – Clear in Alleghany, Rockbridge and Augusta counties.
Interstate 66 – Clear in Warren County
Interstate 81 – Clear in Rockbridge, Augusta, Rockingham, Shenandoah, and Frederick counties.
Primary roads – Clear conditions in Frederick, Shenandoah, Clarke, Warren, Page, Rockingham, Augusta, Highland, Rockbridge, Alleghany and Bath counties.
Secondary roads – Moderate conditions in Bath, Alleghany, and Rockbridge counties. Minor conditions in Highland, Augusta, Rockingham, Shenandoah, Frederick, Warren, Clarke and Page counties.
For winter weather road conditions go to 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.
Traffic alerts and traveler information also are available at 511Virginia.org. 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.
For other assistance call the VDOT Customer Service Center, available 24 hours-a-day, seven days a week. Citizens can dial 1-800-FOR- ROAD (1-800-367-7623) from anywhere in the state to report road hazards, ask transportation questions, or get information related to Virginia’s roads.
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 www.VirginiaDOT.org.
The VDOT Staunton District serves Frederick, Shenandoah, Clarke, Warren, Page, Rockingham, Augusta, Highland, Rockbridge, Alleghany and Bath counties.
Road condition definitions: Severe – drifting or partially blocked road. Snow tires or chains are necessary. Moderate – snow or ice on major portions of the roadway. Snow tires or chains are advisable. Minor – bare pavement except for isolated spots of snow, ice or slush. Driving with caution is recommended.
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