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Snow ending: Focus turns to refreeze overnight in Shenandoah Valley

snow roadSnow is ending in the Shenandoah Valley as late afternoon transitions into evening.  Most interstate and primary roads are in clear to minor condition with many secondary roads in moderate to minor condition.

Tonight Virginia Department of Transportation crews will be on watch for refreezing and will plow and treat roads as needed. Motorists are advised to use extreme caution and be alert for black ice and icy patches. Seatbelts should always be used by all travelers.

Here are the road conditions as of 3:45 p.m. in the Virginia Department of Transportation Staunton District:

  • Interstate 64 – Clear conditions in Alleghany, Rockbridge and Augusta counties.
  • Interstate 66 – Minor conditions in Warren County.
  • Interstate 81 – Minor conditions in Shenandoah County. Clear conditions in Rockbridge, Augusta, Rockingham and Frederick counties.
  • Primary roads – Moderate condition in Clarke County. Minor conditions in Highland, Augusta, Frederick, Warren counties. Clear conditions in Bath, Alleghany, Rockbridge, Rockingham, Shenandoah and Page counties.
  • Secondary roads – Moderate conditions in Bath, Alleghany, Augusta, Shenandoah, Frederick, Warren and Clarke counties.  Minor conditions in Highland, Rockbridge, Rockingham and Page counties.

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.

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 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 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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