VDOT roads update: Up to a food of snow has made travel treacherous

snow-plow-headerUp to a foot of heavy wet snow has fallen on the Shenandoah Valley, creating potentially dangerous driving conditions for Monday afternoon. Snowfall is expected to taper off this afternoon, but drivers are advised to avoid unnecessary travel until road conditions improve.

Virginia Department of Transportation crews are working 12-hour shifts, 24 hours a day with the goal of making at least one pass on all roads within 48 hours after the storm ends. VDOT plows interstate and primary roads first and then the more heavily traveled secondary roads. Crews will work to get to neighborhoods as soon as they are able.

Here are the road conditions as of 11 a.m.:

Interstate 64 – Moderate conditions in Augusta County. Minor conditions in Alleghany County. Clear conditions in rockbridge county.

Interstate 66 – Minor conditions in Warren County.

Interstate 81 – Moderate conditions in Augusta, Rockingham and Shenandoah counties. Minor conditions in Frederick County. Clear conditions in rockbridge county.

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

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

People with questions about service to their individual roads can call the VDOT customer service center at 1-800-367-7623.  Citizens can place a service request if their road has not been plowed after 48 hours from the end of the storm.

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.

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