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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)
STA12-013

Jan. 21, 2012



MODERATE TO MINOR ROAD CONDITIONS EXIST IN THE SHENANDOAH VALLEY

STAUNTON (4:45 a.m.) – Snow and sleet fell overnight and covered most of the Shenandoah Valley. Moderate icy conditions exist in some areas and motorists are advised to use extreme caution if travel is necessary. Low temperatures this morning could cause additional slick areas especially on bridges, overpasses, curves, hills and ramps.

Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews have been monitoring and treating the roadways and will continue to as long as conditions exist.

Here are the road conditions as of 4:45 a.m.:

Interstate 64 – Minor conditions are in Augusta, Rockbridge County. Clear conditions are in Alleghany County.

Interstate 66 – Clear conditions are in Warren County.

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

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

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

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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