Some slick roads in the Shenandoah Valley for Wednesday morning commute

Staunton road condition update

Winter plows and chains in storage
Snow plows and snow chains in storage

STAUNTON — (4:30 a.m.) Overnight snow and freezing rain have created slippery road conditions early Wednesday morning, February 1, in parts of the Shenandoah Valley and Alleghany Highlands. Air and pavement temperatures are below freezing in many areas. Motorists who must travel should be alert for potential icy spots, especially on bridges and overpasses and in higher elevations.

Crews from the Virginia Department of Transportation are on duty throughout the 11-county Staunton District, plowing or treating roadways as needed. Conditions are expected to improve later Wednesday morning as wintry precipitation moves out of the region and temperatures gradually rise above freezing.

Here are the conditions in the VDOT Staunton District as of 4:30 a.m. Wednesday:

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

Interstates 66 – Clear conditions in Warren County.

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

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

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

Statewide road conditions and traffic cameras are at http://www.511Virginia.org. For a detailed list of winter weather road conditions click “Text Views” on the orange bar atop the page. Then click on “Road Conditions Table” and use the pull-down box to select individual counties and cities. Roads with snow conditions will be marked minor, moderate, severe or closed.

On the go? Download the 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 VDOT Staunton District is also on Facebook and Twitter.

Follow VDOT statewide on Facebook, Flickr, Twitter and YouTube. RSS feeds are also available for statewide information. The VDOT Web page is at http://www.VirginiaDOT.org.

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

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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.

Last updated: July 19, 2024

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