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Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
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STA-020

Jan. 27, 2009



SNOW AND SLEET BRING HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITONS TO SHENANDOAH VALLEY

STAUNTON – A mixture of snow and sleet has been falling in the Shenandoah Valley since dawn this morning. Here are the road conditions as of 10 a.m. on Jan. 27.

Interstate 66 – Moderate conditions in Warren County.

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

Interstate 81 – Moderate conditions in Rockingham County. Minor conditions in Rockbridge, Augusta, Shenandoah and Frederick counties.

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

Secondary roads are in moderate condition throughout the valley including Alleghany, Bath, Rockbridge, Augusta, Highland, Rockingham, Shenandoah, Frederick, Page, Warren 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.

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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