Icy patches on some Shenandoah Valley roads

Staunton District

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STAUNTON — (11 a.m.) Saturday’s winter storm has brought a mix of precipitation to the Shenandoah Valley and Alleghany Highlands, leaving slick spots on many primary and secondary roads. Snow is reported in the northern valley and in higher elevations, while most areas have seen rain or freezing rain. Ground temperatures remain near freezing, so drivers should be alert for glazing on roads and bridges.

Precipitation is expected to taper off this afternoon, but wet roads could refreeze Saturday night into early Sunday morning. Crews and contractors for the Virginia Department of Transportation continue to treat and plow roads as needed throughout the 11-county Staunton District. VDOT focuses on interstates and primary roads first, followed by secondary roads and subdivision streets.

Here are the conditions in the VDOT Staunton District as of 11 a.m. Saturday:

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

Interstates 66 – Minor conditions in Warren County.

Interstates 81 – Minor conditions in Rockbridge and Frederick counties. Clear conditions in Augusta, Rockingham and Shenandoah counties.

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

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

VDOT provides statewide road conditions and traffic cameras at 511Virginia.org. 511 apps are available for Android and iOS devices. Roads with snow conditions are marked minor, moderate, severe or closed.

Road condition definitions:
Closed – Road is closed to all traffic.
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.  Driving with caution is recommended.

Access the VDOT Customer Service Center at its mobile friendly website: my.vdot.virginia.gov. Agents are on site 24/7 to assist the public. Reach the VDOT Customer Service Center by phone at 800-FOR-ROAD (800-367-7623).

The VDOT Staunton District is on Facebook and X (formerly Twitter). Follow VDOT statewide accounts on Facebook, Flickr, X and YouTube. The VDOT website is www.vdot.virginia.gov and includes a winter-weather safety page.

The VDOT Staunton District serves Frederick, Shenandoah, Clarke, Warren, Page, Rockingham, Augusta, Highland, Rockbridge, Alleghany and Bath counties.

VDOT statewide X feeds can be found at @VaDOT. The nine districts can be found at: Hampton Roads @VaDOTHR; Richmond @VaDOTRVA; Northern Virginia @VaDOTNOVA; Fredericksburg @VaDOTFred; Culpeper @VaDOTCulp; Lynchburg @VaDOTLynchburg; Bristol @VaDOTBristol; Salem @VaDOTSalem; and Staunton @VaDOTStaunton.

Last updated: July 19, 2024

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