Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Ken Slack 540-332-9264
Jan. 27, 2015
ICE AND SNOW POSSIBLE FOR TUESDAY MORNING COMMUTE
STAUNTON – (4:15 a.m.) Motorists should be alert for slippery driving conditions throughout the Shenandoah Valley on Tuesday morning. They are the result of refreezing that took place overnight, as well as new snow that fell in some parts of the northern and central valley.
Virginia Department of Transportation crews continue to plow and treat roadways as needed. Drivers are urged to use extra caution on bridges, curves, hills and untreated surfaces.
Here are the road conditions as of 4:15 a.m. Tuesday:
Interstate 64 – Clear conditions in Alleghany, Rockbridge and Augusta counties.
Interstate 66 – Minor conditions in Warren County.
Interstate 81 – Minor conditions in Shenandoah and Frederick counties. Clear conditions in Rockbridge, Augusta, and Rockingham counties.
Primary roads – Moderate conditions in Clarke County. Minor conditions in Highland, Rockingham, Page, Shenandoah, Frederick and Warren counties. Minor to clear conditions in Rockbridge County. Clear conditions in Alleghany, Bath and Augusta counties.
Secondary roads – Moderate conditions in Page, Shenandoah, Frederick, Clarke and Warren counties. Minor conditions in Bath, Rockbridge, Highland, Augusta and Rockingham counties. Clear conditions in Alleghany 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.
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.
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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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