VDOT: Most roads in minor condition in Shenandoah Valley

winter weather snowLight snow continues to fall in the Shenandoah Valley leaving an inch or two in most areas. Roads throughout the area are in minor condition.

Motorists should expect wet roadway surfaces with patches of slush or ice. Temperatures are near the freezing mark, bringing the possibility of black ice or icy patches, particularly on elevated surfaces such as bridges and ramps.

With snow showers continuing motorists may experience limited visibility in areas of heavy snow bands. Travelers should allow extra time and drive with caution throughout the region.

Virginia Department of Transportation crews and contractors are deployed and treating roads as needed. Crews will remain out and continue to monitor roadways throughout the night.

For winter weather road conditions go to 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.

Traffic alerts and traveler information also are available at 511Virginia.org.  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.

For other assistance call the VDOT Customer Service Center, available 24 hours-a-day, seven days a week. Citizens can dial 1-800-FOR- ROAD (1-800-367-7623) from anywhere in the state to report road hazards, ask transportation questions, or get information related to Virginia’s roads.

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 atwww.VirginiaDOT.org.

The VDOT Staunton District serves Frederick, Shenandoah, Clarke, Warren, Page, Rockingham, Augusta, Highland, Rockbridge, Alleghany and Bath counties.