Snow Coating Shenandoah Valley Roads Friday Morning

Staunton District

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STAUNTON – (4 a.m.) Snow is falling early Friday morning throughout the Shenandoah Valley and Alleghany Highlands. It is coating roadways and creating slick driving conditions, including interstates and primary roads. Those who must drive should use extreme caution.

The Virginia Department of Transportation has mobilized snow-removal crews in the 11-county Staunton District. Road-clearing priorities are as follows: 

  • The Interstate Highway System and limited-access roadways are our first priority.
  • Primary roads and major secondary roads with vital emergency and public facilities, or those with high-traffic volumes, will be cleared along with interstate and limited-access roadways as resources allow.
  • Low-volume secondary roads and subdivision streets will be treated after higher-priority routes are completed and additional resources are available.

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

Here are the Staunton District road conditions as of 4 a.m. Friday:

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

Interstates 66 – Minor conditions in Warren County.

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

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

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

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 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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