Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Ken Slack 540-332-9264
Jan. 17, 2018
SNOW TODAY AND ICE TONIGHT ON ROADS IN THE SHENANDOAH VALLEY
STAUNTON – (11 a.m.) Light snowfall continues to create slick driving conditions on many roads in the Shenandoah Valley. Most areas have received a half-inch to two inches of snow as of mid-day Wednesday. Temperatures are expected to drop into the teens tonight and early Thursday morning, so motorists should be alert for icy patches due to re-freezing.
The Virginia Department of Transportation pre-treated interstates and primary roads on Monday throughout the Staunton District. Crews continue to work around the clock to plow or treat roadways as needed.
Here are the road conditions as of 11:00 a.m. on January 17 in the VDOT Staunton District:
Interstate 64 – Minor condition in Alleghany, Rockbridge and Augusta counties.
Interstate 66 – Clear in Warren County.
Interstate 81 – Minor condition in Rockbridge, Augusta and Rockingham counties. Clear in Shenandoah and Frederick counties.
Primary roads – Minor condition in Alleghany, Bath, Rockbridge, Highland, Augusta, Rockingham, Page, Frederick and Clarke counties. Clear in Shenandoah and Warren counties.
Secondary roads – Moderate condition in Alleghany, Rockbridge, Augusta, Rockingham, Page and Shenandoah counties. Minor condition in Bath, Highland, Frederick, Clarke and Warren 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.