Snow Covers Roads Across Valley

By: Brendan Ponton Email
By: Brendan Ponton Email

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HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV)-- Snow continues to cover the roads across the Shenandoah Valley on Monday afternoon.

Ken Slack, a spokesman for the Virginia Dept. of Transportation, is reporting moderate to severe conditions on most roads, meaning they are covered with snow or ice.

It's also been a busy day for state police as troopers have responded to more than 300 crashes across Virginia.

A tractor trailer drove off the road on Interstate 81 near Harrisonburg on Monday morning and blocked the road, which forced crews to shut it down for over 90 minutes.

No one was hurt, according to state police and the interstate is now reopened.

Slack said there could be tough driving conditions for the rest of the day, "That's really why we've been urging folks to really limit any travel to just emergency or essential trips. It's for their own safety, and also for the safety of our plow drivers."

Slack said plows will focus on interstates and primary roads first. Some secondary roads may not see plows today.


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