Icy Roads Close Schools in Clarke

Overnight snow and freezing rain left less than an inch of accumulation in Berryville but icy conditions have closed Clarke County Schools today and created treacherous conditions for commuters throughout the area. VDOT is reporting primary and secondary roads are in moderate condition in many areas of the Shenandoah Valley this morning. Crews have been plowing and treating roads overnight but icy conditions remain in many areas, particularly on bridges and overpasses.

Here are the reported road conditions as of 4 a.m.:

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

Interstate 66 – Minor conditions in Warren County.

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

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

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

Road condition definitions:
Severe – drifting or partially blocked road.   Snow tires or chains are necessary.
Moderate – snow or ice on major portions of the roadway.   Snow tires or chains are advisable.
Minor – bare pavement except for isolated spots of snow, ice or slush.   Driving with caution is recommended.