SNOW COVERS ROADS THROUGHOUT THE SHENANDOAH VALLEY ON SUNDAY MORNING
STAUNTON – (5:30 a.m.) Snow continues to fall Sunday morning in the Shenandoah Valley and Alleghany Highlands, and most roadways are snow-covered and slick. The Virginia Department of Transportation advises motorists to avoid non-emergency travel.
VDOT crews and contractors are working around the clock to plow and treat roads. Interstates and primary roads are plowed first, followed by secondary roads and subdivision streets. VDOT’s goal is to make all state-maintained roadways passable within 48 hours after the end of a snowstorm.
Here are the road conditions as of 5:30 a.m. in the 11-county VDOT Staunton District:
Interstate 64 – Moderate conditions in Alleghany, Rockbridge and Augusta counties.
Interstate 66 – Moderate conditions in Warren County.
Interstate 81 – Moderate conditions in Rockbridge, Augusta, Rockingham, Shenandoah and Frederick counties.
Primary roads – Moderate conditions in Alleghany, Bath, Rockbridge, Highland, Augusta, Rockingham, Page, Shenandoah, Frederick, Clarke and Warren counties.
Secondary roads – Moderate conditions in Alleghany, Bath, Rockbridge, Highland, Augusta, Rockingham, Page, Shenandoah, Frederick, Clarke 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 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.noa
Snow. High near 30. North wind around 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
Snow likely before 10pm, then a chance of light snow between 10pm and 4am. Cloudy, with a low around 23. North wind 5 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 35. Light and variable wind.
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 22. Light northwest wind.