VDOT News - Staunton
Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Ken Slack 540-332-9264
Dec. 9, 2018
ROADS ALREADY SLICK IN THE SHENANDOAH VALLEY
STAUNTON – (11:45 a.m.) Moderate to heavy snowfall is making roadways slick in the central and southern Shenandoah Valley. By late morning Sunday, some areas have reported four inches of snow. Conditions are expected to deteriorate throughout the day, and significant re-freezing is expected Sunday night and Monday morning. The Virginia Department of Transportation urges motorists to avoid unnecessary travel during this period.
Crews and contractors for the VDOT Staunton District are in continuous winter-weather operations. They work rotating 12-hour shifts to plow and treat roadways with the goal of having all roads passable within 48 hours after the end of the storm.
Here are the road conditions as of 11:45 a.m. Sunday in the VDOT Staunton District:
Interstate 64 – Moderate conditions in Alleghany, Rockbridge and Augusta counties.
Interstate 66 – Clear conditions in Warren County.
Interstate 81 – Moderate conditions in Rockbridge and Augusta counties. Clear conditions in Rockingham, Shenandoah and Frederick counties.
Primary roads – Moderate conditions in Alleghany, Bath, Rockbridge, Highland and Augusta counties. Clear conditions in Rockingham, Page, Shenandoah, Frederick, Clarke and Warren counties.
Secondary roads – Moderate conditions in Alleghany, Bath, Rockbridge, Highland and Augusta counties. Clear conditions in Rockingham, Page, Shenandoah, Frederick, Clarke and Warren 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 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.
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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