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Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
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STA18-036

Feb. 17, 2018



MINOR TO MODERATE CONDITIONS IN CENTRAL AND NORTHERN SHENANDOAH VALLEY

STAUNTON – (5:15 p.m.) Snow, sleet and rain continues to fall throughout the Shenandoah Valley as evening begins on Saturday, February 17. South of Augusta County roads are clear. In the mid to northern part of the Valley there has been more snow than rain leaving minor to moderate conditions.

Motorists should expect slush, icy patches and snow on many roads. Virginia Department of Transportation crews are plowing and treating roads as needed. All motorists should drive with extreme caution. Please buckle your seatbelt.

Here are the road conditions as of 5:15 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 – Moderate conditions in Warren County.

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

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

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