VDOT News - Staunton

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Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
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STA20-005

Jan. 8, 2020



WORKING TO MAKE AREA ROADWAYS SAFE TONIGHT - VDOT CREWS PATROL AND TREAT SHENANDOAH VALLEY ROADS

STAUNTON – (9:30 p.m.) Below freezing temperature are present throughout the Shenandoah Valley tonight. The weather system that brought several inches of snow to the area has departed. Most roads have been plowed but a thin layer of moisture remains in many spots causing possible freezing on road surfaces.  Motorists should be alert for slick roads, frozen slush, and icy patches.  Drivers should allow plenty of stopping distance and give plows and spreaders room to do their work.

The Virginia Department of Transportation has crews out monitoring roads and treating them as needed throughout the night.

Travelers are encouraged to check 511Virginia.org for crash listings, road conditions and live camera feeds.

Here are the road conditions as of 9:30 p.m. in the Virginia Department of Transportation Staunton District:

Interstate 64 – Minor conditions in Augusta County. Clear conditions in Alleghany County.

Interstate 66 – Clear conditions in Warren County

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

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

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