STAUNTON – A wintry mix of precipitation has blanketed the Shenandoah Valley and Alleghany Highlands, leaving patches of snow, slush or ice on many roadways. As of mid-day Sunday, February 4, most roads are reported in minor to moderate condition. Motorists are advised to avoid unnecessary travel.
Crews from the Virginia Department of Transportation are plowing and applying salt as needed, according to VDOT spokesperson Sandy Myers.
Here are the road conditions as of noon. in the 11-county VDOT Staunton District:
Interstate 64 – Moderate conditions in Alleghany and Rockbridge counties. Minor conditions in Augusta County.
Interstate 66 – Minor conditions in Warren County.
Interstate 81 – Moderate conditions in Rockbridge and Frederick counties. Minor conditions in Augusta, Rockingham and Shenandoah counties.
Primary roads – Moderate conditions in Alleghany, Bath, Rockbridge and Frederick counties. Minor conditions in Highland, Augusta, Rockingham, Page, Shenandoah, Clarke and Warren counties.
Secondary roads – Moderate conditions in Alleghany, Bath, Rockbridge, Augusta, Rockingham, Frederick and Clarke counties. Minor conditions in Highland, Page, Shenandoah and Warren counties.
For winter weather road conditions go to http://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 https://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 http://www.VirginiaDOT.org.
The VDOT Staunton District serves Frederick, Shenandoah, Clarke, Warren, Page, Rockingham, Augusta, Highland, Rockbridge, Alleghany and Bath counties.
Road condition definitions:
Severe – drifting or partially blocked road. Snow tires or chains are necessary.
Moderate – snow or ice on major portions of the roadway. Snow tires or chains are advisable.
Minor – bare pavement except for isolated spots of snow, ice or slush. Driving with caution is recommended.