augusta free press news

Avoid travel during hazardous snow conditions in the Shenandoah Valley overnight

snow ice road
(© Ilhan Balta –

Snow is forecast to fall throughout the region during the night. Travel is not advised during the snowstorm, which may bring 3 to 5 inches to the area.

Weather conditions can deteriorate rapidly with forecasted heavy snow fall, possibly at an inch per hour in the northern part of the Shenandoah Valley later tonight. Snowfall at this rate can quickly create hazardous driving and road conditions.

Virginia Department of Transportation Staunton District crews have completed the brine application to roads. VDOT crews will plow and treat roads as the storm begins.

For winter weather road conditions go to, 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 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

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

augusta free press
augusta free press