Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
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Jan. 28, 2009
MORNING ROAD CONDITIONS HAZARDOUS IN SHENANDOAH VALLEY
Here are the road conditions as of 4 a.m.
I-66 – moderate conditions in Warren County.
I-64 – minor conditions in Rockbridge County. Clear conditions are in Alleghany and Augusta counties.
I-81 – moderate conditions in Rockingham, Frederick and Shenandoah counties. Minor conditions are in Rockbridge County. Clear conditions are in Augusta County.
Primary roads are in moderate condition in Bath, Augusta, Highland, Clarke, Page, Warren, Shenandoah and Frederick counties. Minor conditions are in Rockbridge and Rockingham counties. Clear conditions are in Alleghany County.
Secondary roads are in severe condition in Augusta County. Moderate conditions are in Frederick, Shenandoah, Clarke, Warren, Page, Highland and Bath counties. Minor conditions are in Rockbridge and Rockingham counties. Clear conditions are in Alleghany County.
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. People who are driving in winter road conditions should use extra caution particularly on bridges, overpasses, curves, hills and ramps.
Traffic alerts and traveler information can be obtained by dialing 511. In areas where 511 is unavailable, dial 1-866-MY511VA (866-695-1182) (TTY/TDD users, call 711). Traffic alerts and traveler information also are available at 511Virginia.org.
For winter weather road conditions go the www.511Virginia.org site, look to the left side of the page and click on the “Road Conditions” bar. A map will appear with color coded roads. Right above the map is a link reading: “Click here for a list of road conditions, including secondary roads”. Click on this link, then in the drop-down box click on the desired county or Virginia statewide. A text box of road conditions will appear.
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