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Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
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Ken Slack 540-332-9264
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STA17-012

Jan. 14, 2017



ICE POSSIBLE ON SHENANDOAH VALLEY ROADS

STAUNTON – (5:30 a.m.) The Virginia Department of Transportation warns of possible icy patches Saturday morning on some roads in the Shenandoah Valley and Alleghany Highlands. Winter weather advisories are in effect for the entire region with freezing rain or sleet expected. These conditions can create dangerous black ice on roadways, and motorists should not drive when ice is present.

As of 5:30 a.m. Saturday, minor conditions are reported on primary and secondary roads in Shenandoah County. VDOT has mobilized 350 to 400 crews and contractors throughout the 11-county Staunton District. They will treat roads with salt and abrasives as needed until temperatures are well above freezing.

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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