RELEASE:

CONTACT:
IMMEDIATE

Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Sandy.Myers@vdot.virginia.gov
540-292-2500 (cell)
Ken Slack 540-332-9264
Ken.Slack@vdot.virginia.gov
540-414-5670 (cell)
STA11-216

Oct. 29, 2011



SOME MODERATE ROAD CONDITIONS EXIST IN PARTS OF SHENANDOAH VALLEY

STAUNTON (10:45 a.m.) – A mixture of rain and snow continues to fall and the northern portion of the Shenandoah Valley is experiencing moderate road conditions. Drivers should use extreme caution if travel is necessary.

Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews continue to monitor and treat roads as necessary.

Here are the road conditions as of 10:45 a.m.:

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

Interstate 66 – Moderate conditions are in Warren County.

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

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

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

For winter weather road conditions go to www.511Virginia.org, 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.

Traffic alerts and traveler information can be obtained by dialing 511. Traffic alerts and traveler information also are available at www.511Virginia.org. For other assistance call the VDOT Customer Service Center, available 24 hours-a-day, seven days a week. Citizens can dial 1-800-FOR-ROAD (1-800-367-7623) from anywhere in the state to report road hazards, ask transportation questions, or get information related to Virginia’s roads.

VDOT can be followed on Facebook, Flickr, Twitter and YouTube. RSS feeds are also available for statewide information. The VDOT webpage is located at www.VirginiaDOT.org.

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



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