Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Ken Slack 540-332-9264
Jan. 30, 2010
SNOW COVERS ROADS IN PORTIONS OF SHENANDOAH VALLEY
STAUNTON – 6:30 a.m. Snow continues to fall in portions of the Shenandoah Valley. Crews are out plowing and treating roads as needed. Motorists are strongly discouraged from traveling on roads unless it is absolutely necessary.
If drivers must travel, they should watch for snow removal operations and give plenty of room to snow removal trucks as they perform their work. Motorists having difficulty making their way in the snow are advised to not to stop and park on interstate or primary road shoulders, but to seek safe shelter.
Early Saturday Morning Road Conditions:
Interstate 66 – Clear conditions in Warren County.
Interstate 64 – Moderate conditions in and Augusta, Rockbridge and Alleghany counties.
Interstate 81 – Moderate conditions in Augusta and Rockbridge counties. Minor conditions in Rockingham and Shenandoah counties. Clear in Frederick County.
Primary roads – Moderate conditions in Alleghany, Bath, Rockbridge, Augusta, Highland, Rockingham and Page counties. Clear conditions in Shenandoah, Frederick, Warren and Clarke counties.
Secondary roads – Moderate conditions in Alleghany, Bath, Augusta, Highland, Rockingham and Page counties. Minor conditions in Rockbridge County. Clear conditions in Shenandoah, Frederick, Warren and Clarke counties. Some closures exist in Shenandoah and Warren counties due to flooding.
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). Traffic alerts and traveler information also are available at 511Virginia.org.
For a chart of 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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