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Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
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Jan. 8, 2017



ICE ON SOME SHENANDOAH VALLEY ROADS

STAUNTON – (5:30 a.m.) A hard freeze overnight has created dangerous icy patches on secondary roads throughout the Shenandoah Valley on Sunday morning. Crews and contractors for the Virginia Department of Transportation continue to plow and treat roadways as needed. VDOT advises against driving in areas where ice may be present and avoid all travel in the eastern part of the state, which received heavy snowfall during Saturday’s storm.

Here are the Shenandoah Valley road conditions as of 5:30 a.m.:

Interstate 64 – Clear conditions in Alleghany, Augusta and Rockbridge counties.

Interstate 66 – Clear conditions in Warren County.

Interstate 81 – Clear conditions in Augusta, Frederick, Rockbridge, Rockingham and Shenandoah counties.

Primary Roads – Minor to clear conditions in Alleghany and Highland counties. Clear conditions in Augusta, Bath, Clarke, Frederick, Page, Rockbridge, Rockingham, Shenandoah and Warren counties.

Secondary Roads – Moderate conditions in Alleghany, Augusta, Bath, Highland, Page and Rockingham counties. Minor conditions in Bath, Clarke, Frederick, Highland Rockbridge, Shenandoah and Warren counties.

For continually updated 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”. A pull-down menu allows individual counties to be viewed.

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.

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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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