Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Ken Slack 540-332-9264
Jan. 7, 2017
GOT SNOW – GET INFO – VDOT SNOW RESOURCES
STAUNTON – (1:30 p.m.) Widespread snow has covered most of the Commonwealth of Virginia on Saturday, January 7. In the Shenandoah Valley amounts range from a dusting in the north to one to two inches along the Interstate 81 corridor and up to four inches along the western ridges. The eastern portion of the Commonwealth has heavy snow in excess of eight inches in many places, with snow continuing to fall.
People are asked not to drive at all in central and eastern Virginia. Crews continue to plow and treat roads.
The Virginia Department of Transportation has a variety of road condition and information resources.
New this snow season is the My VDOT site which is the web and mobile device interactive platform for the VDOT Customer Service Center. People can go to My.VDOT.Virginia.Gov and report road hazards, ask transportation questions, or get information related to Virginia’s roads. 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).
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.
VDOT statewide Twitter messages can be found at @VaDOT. The nine districts can be found at:Hampton Roads @VaDOTHR; Richmond @VaDOTRVA; Northern Virginia @VaDOTNOVA; Fredericksburg @VaDOTFred; Culpeper @VaDOTCulp; Lynchburg @VaDOTLynchburg; Bristol @VaDOTBristol; Salem @VaDOTSalem; Staunton @VaDOTStaunton.
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.
Information in VDOT news releases was accurate at the time the release was published. For the most current information about projects or programs, please visit the project or program Web pages. You may find those by searching by keyword in the search Virginia DOT box above.