Many Shenandoah Valley roads are slippery – with more snow expected this afternoon

Staunton District

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STAUNTON — (11 a.m.) Periods of snow have created slick driving conditions on Monday throughout the Shenandoah Valley and Alleghany Highlands. Additional snowfall is expected to move into the region during the afternoon. Subfreezing temperatures will allow snow to accumulate quickly especially on bridges, overpasses and untreated surfaces. Those who must travel should use extreme caution.

Wintry precipitation is forecast for much of Virginia through early Tuesday, followed by bitterly cold temperatures. Motorists should check weather and road conditions for their intended route at, and be alert for changing conditions.

The Virginia Department of Transportation is plowing and treating roads throughout the 11-county Staunton District. Here are the conditions as of 11 a.m. Monday:

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

Interstates 66 – Clear conditions in Warren County.

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

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

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

Access the VDOT Customer Service Center at its mobile friendly website: 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 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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