Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Ken Slack 540-332-9264
Jan. 30, 2018
TUESDAY MORNING COMMUTE MAY BE SLICK
STAUNTON – (4 a.m.) Motorists in the Shenandoah Valley and Alleghany Highlands may awaken to light snow or ice Tuesday morning. An overnight wintry mix has created slippery road conditions, especially on secondary routes, bridges and overpasses. Crews from the Virginia Department of Transportation are applying salt and abrasives as needed.
Precipitation amounts have been light but air and pavement temperatures are at or below freezing in many areas. Here are the road conditions as of 4:00 a.m. on January 30 in the VDOT Staunton District:
Interstate 64 – Minor condition in Augusta County. Clear in Alleghany and Rockbridge counties.
Interstate 66 – Clear in Warren County.
Interstate 81 – Minor condition in Augusta, Rockingham, Shenandoah and Frederick counties. Clear in Rockbridge County.
Primary roads – Minor condition in Bath, Highland, Augusta, Rockingham, Page, Shenandoah and Frederick counties. Clear in Alleghany, Rockbridge, Clarke and Warren counties.
Secondary roads – Minor condition in Alleghany, Bath, Rockbridge, Highland, Augusta, Rockingham, Page, Shenandoah, 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.
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