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Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Sandy.Myers@vdot.virginia.gov
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Ken Slack 540-332-9264
Ken.Slack@vdot.virginia.gov
540-414-5670
STA13-246

Dec. 10, 2013



SHENANDOAH VALLEY ROADS STEADILY IMPROVING
Refreezing Expected on Tuesday Night

STAUNTON – (11:15 a.m.) Snow and sleet from the latest winter storm is expected to taper off over the next few hours throughout the Staunton District. Temperatures on Tuesday night are forecast to fall into the teens, creating the potential for widespread refreezing of wet road surfaces. Virginia Department of Transportation crews will continue to plow and treat roadways as needed.

 

Here are the road conditions as of 11:15 a.m.:

 

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

 

Interstate 66 – Moderate conditions in Warren County.

 

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

 

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

 

Secondary roads – Moderate conditions in Bath, Highland, Rockingham, Page, Shenandoah, Frederick, Clarke and Warren counties. Minor conditions in Augusta County. Clear conditions in Alleghany and Rockbridge 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.  Also on the 511 website, in the legend box to the left on the map page be sure to click “Road Conditions Layer” to see the color coded road condition map.

 

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 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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