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CONTACT:
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Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Sandy.Myers@vdot.virginia.gov
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Ken Slack 540-332-9264
Ken.Slack@vdot.virginia.gov
540-414-5670 (cell)
STA17-003

Jan. 6, 2017



SNOWY ROADS IN PARTS OF THE SHENANDOAH VALLEY

STAUNTON – (4:15 a.m.) As much as two inches of snow has fallen in portions of the Shenandoah Valley, creating slick road conditions for the Friday morning commute. Motorists are advised to check conditions for their entire route before traveling.

Here are the road conditions as of 4:15 a.m:

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

Interstate 66 – Minor conditions in Warren County.

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

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

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

Interstates and associated detour routes were pre-treated with anti-icing brine on Wednesday, January 4. Virginia Department of Transportation crews are deployed throughout the Shenandoah Valley region monitoring and treating roads where needed.

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.

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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