Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Ken Slack 540-332-9264
Jan. 7, 2017
SNOW ON THE ROADS IN MOST OF THE SHENANDOAH VALLEY
STAUNTON – (5:45 a.m.) Most areas of the Shenandoah Valley and Alleghany Highlands have new snow on the ground Saturday morning as a winter storm moves through the region. Snowfall is expected to taper off during the day, but extreme cold will prevent snow from melting and continues to make driving potentially hazardous. Virginia Department of Transportation crews are working 12-hour shifts to plow and treat roads as needed.
Here are the road conditions as of 5:45 a.m.:
Interstate 64 – Minor conditions in Alleghany, Augusta and Rockbridge counties.
Interstate 66 – Clear conditions in Warren County.
Interstate 81 – Minor conditions in Augusta, Rockbridge and Rockingham counties. Clear conditions in Frederick and Shenandoah counties.
Primary Roads – Moderate conditions in Augusta, Bath, Highland, Rockbridge and Shenandoah counties. Minor conditions in Alleghany, Clarke, Page and Rockingham counties. Clear conditions in Frederick and Warren counties.
Secondary Roads – Moderate conditions in Alleghany, Augusta, Bath, Highland, Rockbridge and Shenandoah counties. Minor conditions in Clarke, Frederick, Page, Rockingham 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.
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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