UPDATE 9:45 PM – Road Conditions Hazardous in the Shenandoah Valley

(9:45 P.M.) Road conditions remain hazardous in the Shenandoah Valley tonight.   Motorists are encouraged to delay travel if possible.   If driving is necessary, travelers are urged to use extreme caution and plan for extra time to arrive at their destinations.   Virginia Department of Transportation crews continue to plow and treat roads and will be servicing roads throughout the night.

Here are the road conditions as of 9:45 p.m.

Interstate 66 – Moderate conditions in Warren County.

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

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

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

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

Motorists are reminded that ice and freezing rain conditions can still produce hazardous driving conditions, even when roads are treated.   People should not drive unless absolutely necessary.   People who are driving in winter road conditions should use extra caution particularly on bridges, overpasses, curves, hills and ramps.

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Snow has been falling in the Shenandoah Valley all afternoon.   Several areas also received sleet and freezing rain earlier today, making road conditions very hazardous.   Motorists should avoid travel if possible.   If traveling in the area this afternoon and tonight, be aware of rapidly changing road conditions.

Here are the road conditions as of 4 p.m.

Interstate 66 – Moderate conditions in Warren County.

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

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

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

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

Motorists are reminded that ice and freezing rain conditions can still produce hazardous driving conditions, even when roads are treated.   People should not drive unless absolutely necessary.   People who are driving in winter road conditions should use extra caution particularly on bridges, overpasses, curves, hills and ramps.

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STAUNTON (11 a.m.) – Winter weather has momentarily ceased but icy road conditions still exist in the Shenandoah Valley. Motorists are advised to use extreme caution when traveling.

Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews continue to monitor, plow and treat the roadways this morning. Here are the road conditions as of 11 a.m.

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

Interstate 66 – Clear conditions are in Warren County.

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

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

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

For winter weather road conditions go to www.511Virginia.org, look to the left side of the page and click on the “Road Conditions” bar. A map will appear with color coded roads. Right above the map is a link reading: “Click here for a list of road conditions, including secondary roads”. Click on this link, then in the drop-down box click on the desired county or Virginia statewide. A text box of road conditions will appear

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8:00AM Snow began falling overnight in portions of the Shenandoah Valley. Icy conditions may exist in some areas and motorists are advised to use extreme caution if travel is necessary. Be especially careful on bridges, overpasses, curves, hills and ramps.

Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews are monitoring, plowing and treating the roadways this morning. Here are the road conditions as of 4:30 a.m.

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

Interstate 66 – Clear conditions are in Warren County.

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

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

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

For winter weather road conditions go to www.511Virginia.org, look to the left side of the page and click on the “Road Conditions” bar. A map will appear with color coded roads. Right above the map is a link reading: “Click here for a list of road conditions, including secondary roads”. Click on this link, then in the drop-down box click on the desired county or Virginia statewide. A text box of road conditions will appear.