VDOT crews treating Valley roads

snow-plow-headerMost of the snowfall has stopped in the Shenandoah Valley. Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews will be out tonight to monitor and treat roads.  Motorists should drive with caution and watch for refreezing of roadways.

Here are the road conditions as of 5:30 p.m. in the VDOT Staunton District:

Interstate 64 – Moderate conditions in Alleghany and Rockbridge counties.  Clear conditions are in Augusta County.

Interstate 66 – Clear conditions are in Warren County.

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

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

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

For winter weather road conditions go the www.511Virginia.org, look to the left side of the page and click on the “Road Conditions” bar.  A map will appear with color coded roads.  Right above the map is a link reading: “Click here for a list of road conditions, including secondary roads”.  Click on this link, then in the drop-down box click on the desired county or Virginia statewide.  A text box of road conditions will appear.

Traffic alerts and traveler information can be obtained by dialing 511.  Traffic alerts and traveler information also are available at www.511Virginia.org.  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.


Augusta Health Kris McMackin CPA
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