AUGUSTA COUNTY and HARRISONBURG - STAUNTON – Road conditions remain clear in all areas except for Bath County where roads are reported in minor conditions.
Motorists should be alert for deteriorating road and travel conditions throughout the region as night approaches.
Road surface temperatures are expected to go below freezing later this evening, making for treacherous driving conditions.
Heavy wet snow is forecasted to continue throughout the night into Monday morning.
People are advised to shelter in place during this weather event.
Virginia Department of Transportation crews will be monitoring and treating roadways during the night and into Monday.
They will work 12-hour shifts, 24-hours a day with the goal of making at least one pass on all roads within 48 hours after the storm ends.
People with questions about service to their individual roads can call the VDOT customer service center at 1-800-367-7623.
People can place a service request if their road has not been plowed after 48 hours from the end of the storm.
VDOT will plow interstate and primary roads first and then the more heavily traveled secondary roads.
This storm will bring ice and heavy wet snow, making for difficult plowing operations.
Crews will work to get to neighborhoods as soon as they are able.
For other assistance call the VDOT Customer Service Center, available 24 hours-a-day, seven days a week. Dial 1-800-FOR- ROAD (1-800-367-7623) to report road hazards, ask transportation questions, or get information related to Virginia’s roads.
HARRISONBURG: Full crews, assigned to the snow and ice program, started today around 11:30 a.m.
Pre-treatment was not used due to the forecast calling for rain before the snow.
The pre-treatment does not work well during wet conditions.
A combination of salt and a brine mixture will be used Sunday night and into Monday morning.
Notices regarding Monday's trash pick-up, bus routes, closings, etc. will be made at a later time.
As temperatures drop and the snow accumulates, motorists are encouraged to stay off the roads unless travel is absolutely necessary.
People can also assist with snow removal by utilizing off-street parking and keeping sidewalks clear of snow, especially once the snow stops falling.