STAUNTON – (6:00 a.m.) Up to two inches of snow has fallen since Friday night in parts of the central and northern Shenandoah Valley, blanketing roads and creating dangerous driving conditions early Saturday morning. Snowfall is expected to taper off over the next several hours, but temperatures in the teens and low 20s will prevent snow from melting. Motorists are urged to check road conditions before driving and use extreme caution on snow-covered roadways.The Virginia Department of Transportation has crews plowing and treating roads as needed throughout the 11-county Staunton District.
Here are the conditions as of 6 a.m. Saturday:
Interstate 64 – Clear in Alleghany, Rockbridge and Augusta counties.
Interstate 66 – Moderate conditions in Warren County.
Interstate 81 – Moderate conditions in Rockingham and Frederick counties. Minor conditions in Augusta and Shenandoah counties. Clear in Rockbridge County.
Primary roads – Moderate conditions in Rockingham, Page, Shenandoah, Frederick, Clarke and Warren counties. Minor conditions in Highland and Augusta counties. Clear conditions Alleghany, Bath and Rockbridge counties.
Secondary roads – Moderate conditions in Rockingham, Page, Shenandoah, Frederick, Clarke and Warren counties. Minor conditions in Highland and Augusta counties. Clear conditions Alleghany, Bath and Rockbridge counties.
For winter weather road conditions go to 511 Virginia, 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, then select a location to check road conditions.