Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Ken Slack 540-332-9264
Jan. 23, 2015
EXPECT VARIABLE DRIVING CONDITIONS IN THE SHENANDOAH VALLEY REGION TONIGHT
STAUNTON – (10 p.m.) Motorists should expect variable road conditions throughout the Shenandoah Valley tonight. Temperatures are hovering on either side of the freezing mark. Rain, sleet and snow should be expected throughout the night. Higher elevations will tend to have more sleet and snow. Virginia Department of Transportation crews are deployed and will treat roads as needed throughout tonight and on Saturday.
Here are the road conditions as of 10 p.m. tonight in the Virginia Department of Transportation Staunton District:
Interstate 64 – Moderate conditions in Alleghany County. Clear conditions in Rockbridge and Augusta counties.
Interstate 66 – Clear conditions in Warren County.
Interstate 81 – Minor conditions in Shenandoah County. Clear conditions in Rockbridge, Augusta, Rockingham, and Frederick counties.
Primary roads – Moderate to minor conditions in Highland County. Minor conditions in Bath, Alleghany, Rockingham, Shenandoah and Page counties. Clear conditions in Rockbridge, Augusta, Frederick, Warren and Clarke counties.
Secondary roads – Minor conditions in Bath, Highland, Alleghany, Rockingham, Page and Shenandoah counties. Clear conditions in Rockbridge, Augusta, Frederick, Warren and Clarke 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 can be obtained by dialing 511. Traffic alerts and traveler information also are available at 511Virginia.org. 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.
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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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