Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Ken Slack 540-332-9264
Jan. 12, 2015
SHENANDOAH VALLEY ROADS IMPROVING
STAUNTON – (10:50 a.m.) Freezing rain throughout the Shenandoah Valley has created slick spots on many roads, but conditions have improved over the past several hours. The Virginia Department of Transportation will continue to treat roads this afternoon to eliminate icy patches.
Motorists should use extra care when driving across elevated surfaces such as bridges, culverts, overpasses and ramps. In these areas, cold air beneath the pavement can help ice to form.
Here are the road conditions as of 10:50 a.m.:
Interstate 64 – Minor conditions in Alleghany County. Clear conditions in Rockbridge and Augusta counties.
Interstate 66 – Clear conditions in Warren County.
Interstate 81 – Clear conditions in Rockbridge, Augusta, Rockingham, Shenandoah and Frederick counties.
Primary roads – Minor conditions in Alleghany, Bath, Highland, Clarke and Warren counties. Minor to clear conditions in Frederick County. Clear conditions in Rockbridge, Augusta, Rockingham, Page and Shenandoah counties.
Secondary roads – Moderate conditions in Frederick County. Minor conditions in Alleghany, Bath, Highland, Rockbridge, Augusta, Rockingham, Page, Shenandoah, Clarke and Warren 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.
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.
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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