VDOT Urges Drivers to Delay Travel in the Shenandoah Valley

(4:45 a.m.) – Most roads in the Shenandoah Valley remain in moderate condition this morning. Motorists are strongly encouraged to delay travel and are advised to use extreme caution if driving is necessary.

Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews have been working throughout the night to plow and treat roadways and will continue to as long as conditions exist.

Here are the road conditions as of 4:45 a.m.:

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

Interstate 66 – Minor conditions in Warren County.

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