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CONTACT:
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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)
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Dec. 14, 2013



AS STORM LEAVES SHENANDOAH VALLEY ROADS MOSTLY WET WITH SOME SLUSH

STAUNTON – (5:20 p.m.) Most of the winter storm that brought snow, sleet and rain to the Shenandoah Valley is over.  Roads are wet with some slush or icy spots in a few areas.  Motorists are encouraged to drive with caution if travel is necessary this evening.

Here are the road conditions as of 5:20 p.m.

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

Interstate 66 – Clear conditions in Warren County.

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

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

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

For winter weather road conditions go to www.511Virginia.org, look at the orange bar on the top of the page and click on “Text Views” and then click on “Road Condition Table”. Look at the pull down box that lists all jurisdictions.  In this box individual counties can be chosen to view.

Traffic alerts and traveler information can be obtained by dialing 511. Traffic alerts and traveler information also are available at 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.

The Staunton District Twitter feed is at @VaDOTStaunton. VDOT can be followed on Facebook, Flickr, Twitter and YouTube. RSS feeds are also available for statewide information. The VDOT Web page 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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Road conditions 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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