Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Ken Slack 540-332-9264
Nov. 26, 2014
MOTORISTS FACE ICE AND FOG PATCHES ALONG SHENANDOAH VALLEY ROADS
STAUNTON – The pre-Thanksgiving snow storm has left the Shenandoah Valley. After a day where crews plowed and treated roads, interstate and primary roads are clear throughout the area. Patches of fog have developed in the region. Icy patches and black ice may occur on some roads, particularly those that are on elevated surfaces such as bridges and ramps
People traveling throughout the area should continue to use caution and leave plenty of stopping room between their vehicle and the one in front of them.
Here are the road conditions as of 10 p.m.
Interstate 64 – Clear in Alleghany, Rockbridge and Augusta counties.
Interstate 66 – Clear in Warren County
Interstate 81 – Clear in Rockbridge, Augusta, Rockingham, Shenandoah and Frederick counties.
Primary roads are clear in Frederick, Shenandoah, Clarke, Warren, Page, Rockingham, Augusta, Highland, Rockbridge, Alleghany and Bath counties.
Secondary roads are in moderate condition in Bath County. Minor conditions are in Alleghany, Augusta, Rockingham, Shenandoah, Frederick, Clarke, Warren, Page and Highland counties. Clear conditions are in Rockbridge County.
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.
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The VDOT Staunton District serves Frederick, Shenandoah, Clarke, Warren, Page, Rockingham, Augusta, Highland, Rockbridge, Alleghany and Bath counties.
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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