VDOT News - Staunton



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Jan. 13, 2019


STAUNTON – (10:00 p.m.) Cold temperatures and lingering afternoon snow have left road conditions ranging from moderate to clear in the Shenandoah Valley.  Travelers will find ice and snow on some roads, particularly in the northern part of the Valley.  Black ice, spots of snow and ice remain on many roadways. Virginia Department of Transportation crews will treat and monitor roads throughout the night.

VDOT continues to advise travelers to use extreme caution when traveling throughout the Valley and the Commonwealth of Virginia due to varying road conditions.  All travelers should use seat belts.

Here are the road conditions as of 10 p.m. in the Virginia Department of Transportation Staunton District:

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

Interstate 66 – Minor conditions are in Warren County.

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

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

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

Moderate – snow or ice on major portions of the roadway. 

Minor – bare pavement except for isolated spots of snow, ice or slush. 



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Page last modified: Jan. 14, 2019