Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Ken Slack 540-332-9264
Feb. 5, 2018
ICING CONDITIONS BEGINNING TO APPEAR ON SHENANDOAH VALLEY ROADS TONIGHT
STAUNTON – (9:45 p.m.) Icing conditions on some roads, particularly secondary roads have begun to appear in the Shenandoah Valley tonight. Virginia Department of Transportation crews continue to treat roads as needed. Travelers should use extreme caution when driving throughout the region tonight. Always buckle up for safety.
Here are the road conditions as of 9:45 p.m. tonight in the Virginia Department of Transportation Staunton District:
Interstate 64 – Minor conditions in Rockbridge and Augusta counties. Clear conditions in Alleghany County.
Interstate 66 – Clear conditions in Warren County.
Interstate 81 – Minor conditions in Rockbridge and Augusta counties. Clear conditions in Rockingham, Shenandoah and Frederick counties.
Primary roads – Minor conditions in Frederick, Clarke, Warren, Augusta, Highland, Rockbridge and Bath counties. Clear conditions in Alleghany, Rockingham, Shenandoah and Page counties.
Secondary roads – Moderate conditions in Bath, Highland, Frederick, Warren and Clarke counties. Minor conditions in Alleghany, Rockbridge, Augusta, Rockingham, and Shenandoah counties. Clear conditions in Page County.
For winter weather road conditions go to http://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.
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.
The VDOT Customer Service Center can be accessed through its mobile friendly website at https://my.vdot.virginia.gov/. 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).
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 http://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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