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Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Sandy.Myers@vdot.virginia.gov
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Ken Slack 540-332-9264
Ken.Slack@vdot.virginia.gov
Cellular: (540) 414-5670
STA-034

Feb. 3, 2009



ROAD CONDITIONS STILL EXIST IN PARTS OF SHENANDOAH VALLEY

STAUNTON – Drivers should continue to use caution this morning as some primary and secondary roads of the Shenandoah Valley have conditions due to last night’s snow.

Here are the conditions as reported by the Virginia Department of Transportation Staunton Traffic Operations Center as of 10 a.m.:

Interstate 64 – Clear conditions are in Rockbridge, Alleghany and Augusta counties.

Interstate 66 – Clear conditions are in Warren County

Interstate 81 – Clear conditions are in Rockbridge, Augusta, Rockingham, Frederick and Shenandoah counties.

Primary roads are in moderate condition in Bath and Highland counties. Minor conditions are in Alleghany, Rockbridge, Augusta, Warren, Frederick and Shenandoah counties. Clear conditions are in Rockingham, Page and Clarke counties.

Secondary roads are in moderate condition in Bath, Rockbridge, Augusta, Highland, Rockingham, Page, Warren, Frederick and Shenandoah counties. Minor conditions are in Alleghany and Clarke counties.

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.

The VDOT Staunton District serves Frederick, Shenandoah, Clarke, Warren, Page, Rockingham, Augusta, Highland, Rockbridge, Alleghany and Bath counties.



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