Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Ken Slack 540-332-9264
Dec. 31, 2009
ICY MORNING ROAD CONDITIONS IN SHENANDOAH VALLEY
STAUNTON – (5 a.m.) A wintry mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain continues to fall in the Shenandoah Valley this morning. Most roads are in minor to moderate condition. The Virginia Department of Transportation advises motorists not travel while icy conditions are present.
Crews have been monitoring and treating roads overnight and will continue to as long as conditions exist.
Motorists are reminded that ice and freezing rain conditions can still produce hazardous driving conditions, even when roads are treated. People should not drive unless absolutely necessary.
VDOT reminds motorists to use caution when driving during wintry weather. Drivers should:
• Check road conditions before you leave home by calling 511 or logging in to 511Virginia.org
• Slow down and allow for extra time to reach your destination
• Be aware of potentially icy areas such as shady spots and bridges
• Keep a safe distance of at least five seconds behind other vehicles and trucks that are plowing the road
• Do not pass a snowplow or spreader unless it is absolutely necessary
The VDOT Staunton District serves Frederick, Shenandoah, Clarke, Warren, Page, Rockingham, Augusta, Highland, Rockbridge, Alleghany and Bath counties.
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