Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Ken Slack 540-332-9264
Feb. 14, 2015
SNOW HAS LEFT VALLEY BUT ICY CONDITIONS REMAIN
STAUNTON – (10:10 p.m.) Snow squalls have departed the Shenandoah Valley leaving wet and icy pavement behind. Temperatures are in the teens headed to the single digits overnight. Treated and untreated surfaces may have ice on them at these low temperatures. Motorists should use extreme caution on all roadways.
High winds are forecasted to remain in the area which may also lead to blowing snow in some areas. Drivers of high profile vehicles should use caution as they travel throughout the Shenandoah Valley.
Virginia Department of Transportation crews are deployed and treating roadways as needed.
Here are the road conditions as of 10 p.m.
Interstate 64 – Moderate conditions in Alleghany and Rockbridge counties. Minor conditions in Augusta County.
Interstate 66 – Minor conditions in Warren County.
Interstate 81 - Moderate conditions in Rockbridge, Shenandoah and Frederick counties. Minor conditions are in Augusta and Rockingham counties.
Primary roads – Moderate conditions are in Bath, Highland, Alleghany, Rockbridge, Shenandoah, Frederick counties. Minor conditions are in Augusta, Rockingham, Warren, Clarke and Page counties.
Secondary roads – Moderate conditions in Bath, Highland, Alleghany, Rockbridge, 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.
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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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