Slick Roads Sunday Morning in the Shenandoah Valley

Staunton District

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STAUNTON – (6 a.m.) Overnight refreeze and lingering snow in some areas add up to slippery road conditions early Sunday morning throughout the Shenandoah Valley and Alleghany Highlands. Interstates and most primary roadways are clear, while secondary routes have patches of ice or snow. This may include glazing and black ice on roadways or bridges.

Motorists should be alert for fallen trees or branches due to Saturday’s freezing rain. Fog may also reduce visibility for drivers in many areas. The Virginia Department of Transportation advises that conditions vary throughout the 11-county Staunton District as well as other portions of the Commonwealth.

The VDOT Staunton District continues to treat and plow roadways as needed. Here are the road conditions as of 6 a.m. Sunday:

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

Interstates 66 – Clear conditions in Warren County.

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

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

Secondary roads – Moderate conditions in Highland County. Minor conditions in Alleghany, Bath, Rockbridge, 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.  Drive with caution.

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.

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Last updated: July 19, 2024

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