VDOT News - Staunton
Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Ken Slack 540-332-9264
March 21, 2018
SNOW CONTINUES AND SO DOES VDOT PLOWING
STAUNTON – (11:15 a.m.) Snow continues to fall in the Shenandoah Valley as mid-day on Wednesday, March 21 approaches. Most roads throughout the region are in moderate condition. Drivers should continue to use extreme caution and be alert for icy patches and slush. Road surface temperatures are expected to go below freezing tonight causing black ice and refreezing conditions. People should avoid travel in the area if possible.
Virginia Department of Transportation crews and contactor crews continue to plow and treat roadways, working on 12-hour rotating shifts to ensure 24-hour snow removal operations. Approximately 900 to 950 trucks are deployed throughout the VDOT Staunton District.
Here are the road conditions as of 11:15 a.m. in the Virginia Department of Transportation Staunton District:
Interstate 64 – Moderate conditions in Alleghany, Rockbridge and Augusta counties.
Interstate 66 – Minor conditions in Warren County.
Interstate 81 – Moderate conditions in Rockbridge, Augusta and Rockingham counties. Minor conditions in Shenandoah and Frederick counties.
Primary roads – Moderate conditions in Frederick, Shenandoah, Clarke, Page, Rockingham, Augusta, Highland, Rockbridge, Alleghany and Bath counties. Minor conditions in Warren County.
Secondary roads – Moderate conditions in Frederick, Shenandoah, Clarke, Warren, Page, Rockingham, Augusta, Highland, Rockbridge, Alleghany and Bath 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).
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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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