VDOT News - Staunton

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Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Sandy.Myers@vdot.virginia.gov
540-292-2500 (cell)

Ken Slack 540-332-9264
Ken.Slack@vdot.virginia.gov
540-414-5670 (cell)

STA20-006

Jan. 8, 2020



ICY PATCHES AWAIT YOUR WEDNESDAY MORNING COMMUTE

STAUNTON – (4 a.m.) Overnight refreezing leaves patches of black ice or frozen slush on many roads in the Shenandoah Valley and Alleghany Highlands. The Virginia Department of Transportation urges motorists to use caution during the Wednesday morning commute. Drivers should allow extra stopping distance, and plan to leave early so they can allow extra time to reach their destination.

VDOT crews and contractors have worked through the overnight hours to plow and treat roadways throughout the region. Travelers are encouraged to check 511Virginia.org for crash listings, road conditions and live camera feeds.

Here are the road conditions as of 4 a.m. Wednesday in the 11-county VDOT Staunton District:

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

Interstate 66 – Clear conditions in Warren County.

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

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

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

Moderate – snow or ice on major portions of the roadway. 

Minor – bare pavement except for isolated spots of snow, ice or slush. 

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