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Posted January 27, 2009 | comments Leave a comment

Snow, sleet bring hazardous driving conditions to area

(From a Virginia Department of Transportation press release - updated 11:16 a.m.) STAUNTON - A mixture of snow and sleet has been falling in the Shenandoah Valley since dawn this morning.  Here are the road conditions as of 11 a.m. :
 


  • Interstate 66 - Minor conditions in Warren County.

  • Interstate 64 - Minor conditions in Augusta County.

  • Interstate 81 - Minor conditions in Rockbridge, Augusta, Rockingham, Shenandoah, Frederick, Page, Warren and Clarke counties.


 
Primary roads are in moderate condition in Bath, Highland, Rockingham, Shenandoah, Frederick, Page, Warren and Clarke counties.  Minor conditions are in Alleghany, Rockbridge and Augusta counties.
 
Definition of conditions:

Secondary roads are in moderate condition throughout the valley, including Alleghany, Bath, Rockbridge, Highland, Rockingham, Shenandoah, Frederick, Page, Warren and Clarke counties.

Severe condition means there is drifting snow or partially blocked roadway. Snow tires or chains are necessary.

Moderate condition
means there is snow or ice on major portions of the roadway, and use of snow tires or chains is advised.

Minor condition means there's bare pavement except for isolated spots of snow, ice or slush. Drive with caution.



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