RELEASE:

CONTACT:
IMMEDIATE

Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Sandy.Myers@vdot.virginia.gov

Ken Slack 540-332-9264
Ken.Slack@vdot.virginia.gov
540-414-5670 (cell)
STA13-009

Jan. 17, 2013



ROAD CONDITIONS CLEAR TO MINOR IN SHENANDOAH VALLEY

STAUNTON – (10:00 p.m.) Snow has fallen in the southern portion of the Shenandoah Valley late this afternoon and into the evening. Roads are clear in the northern part of the Valley and are clear to minor in most areas of the southern counties.

Here are the road conditions as of 10 p.m.

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

Interstate 66 – Clear in Warren County.

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

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

Secondary roads are in moderate condition in Alleghany and Rockbridge counties.  Minor conditions are in Bath and Augusta counties.

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

Road conditions for winter weather and flooding can be found on the 511 map located on the www.511Virginia.org website.

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 You Tube.  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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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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