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Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
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Ken Slack 540-332-9264
Ken.Slack@vdot.virginia.gov
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STA18-037

Feb. 18, 2018



ICE AND SLUSH FOUND ON MANY ROADS THROUGHOUT THE SHENANDOAH VALLEY TONIGHT

STAUNTON – (10:15 p.m.) A mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain has left the Shenandoah Valley on Saturday night, February 17. Much of the storm ended in sleet and freezing rain, particularly in the central and northern portions of the region.

Surfaces including roadways and elevated surfaces such as bridges and ramps may have a coating of ice. Ice and slush should be expected on roads as drivers travel throughout the Valley area.

Motorists should drive with extreme caution and allow extra time to arrive at destinations. Please buckle your seatbelt.

Virginia Department of Transportation crews continue to work throughout the night plowing and treating roads as needed.

Here are the road conditions as of 10:15 p.m. in the Virginia Department of Transportation Staunton District:

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

Interstate 66 – Clear conditions in Warren County.

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

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

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

For winter weather road conditions go to http://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.

On the go? Then visit VDOT’s Free Virginia 511 Tools to get your 511 app for android or iOS. Traffic alerts and traveler information can be obtained by dialing 511.

The VDOT Customer Service Center can be accessed through its mobile friendly website at https://my.vdot.virginia.gov/. Agents are on site 24/7 every day of the year to assist the public. People can also call the VDOT Customer Service Center at 800-FOR- ROAD (800-367-7623).

The Staunton District Snow Page is on the VDOT website under Travel Center Snow Emergency Pages. The Staunton District Twitter feed is at @VaDOTStaunton.

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 http://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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