Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Ken Slack 540-332-9264
Feb. 7, 2018
ICY CONDITIONS PERSIST ON SOME SHENANDOAH VALLEY ROADS
STAUNTON – (11 a.m.) Road conditions are gradually improving in the Shenandoah Valley as salt treatments and rising pavement temperatures help melt ice from Wednesday morning’s freezing rain. Motorists should continue to expect some patches of ice this afternoon, especially on secondary roads.
The Virginia Department of Transportation will continue to monitor conditions and treat roadways as needed. Here are the conditions as of 11:00 a.m. Wednesday in the 11-county VDOT Staunton District.
Interstate 64 – Minor conditions in Augusta County. Clear in Alleghany and Rockbridge counties.
Interstate 66 – Clear in Warren County.
Interstate 81 – Minor conditions in Augusta, Rockingham and Frederick counties. Clear in Rockbridge and Shenandoah counties.
Primary roads – Minor conditions in Bath, Highland, Augusta, Rockingham, Page and Frederick counties. Clear in Alleghany, Rockbridge, Shenandoah, Clarke and Warren counties.
Secondary roads – Moderate conditions in Frederick County. Minor conditions in Bath, Highland, Augusta, Rockingham, Page, Shenandoah, Clarke and Warren counties. Clear in Alleghany and Rockbridge counties.
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.
Information in VDOT news releases was accurate at the time the release was published. For the most current information about projects or programs, please visit the project or program Web pages. You may find those by searching by keyword in the search Virginia DOT box above.