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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
540-292-2500 (cell)
STA14-077

March 17, 2014



MOST SHENANDOAH VALLEY ROADS CLEAR BUT WATCH OUT FOR REFREEZING TONIGHT

STAUNTON – (4:30 p.m.) The late winter storm that passed through the Shenandoah Valley last night and today left well over six inches of snow in many areas.  Virginia Department of Transportation crews have been clearing roads throughout this period.  All interstate and primary roads are listed in clear condition.  Many secondary roads are still in moderate to minor condition.

VDOT crews will continue to monitor, plow and treat roadways as needed tonight.

Here are the road conditions as of 4:30 p.m.:

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

Interstate 66 – Clear conditions in Warren County.

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

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

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

People with questions about service to their individual roads can call the VDOT customer service center at 1-800-367-7623.  Citizens can place a service request if their road has not been plowed after 48 hours from the end of the storm. 

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 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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