VDOT continues to clear roads into Monday

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STAUNTON, Va.(WHSV) — As of 11:30 a.m. Monday morning, following weekend snow in the Shenandoah Valley, all interstates and primary roads were completely clear of snow.

VDOT is asking if you do see their trucks on the roadway to give them that extra space for snow removal.

However, according to VDOT, primary roads remain in minor condition in Augusta, Page, and Shenandoah counties; and secondary roads remain in moderate conditions in Allegheny, Rockbridge, Page, Shenandoah, Frederick, Clarke, and Warren counties. Everywhere else, secondary roads still remain in minor conditions.

Most school districts across the Valley closed on Monday as crews work to reach more rural and neighborhood roadways.

You can check the latest winter road conditions at http://www.511Virginia.org or by using the 511 Virginia app.

For updates on road conditions in the Staunton district specifically, click here.

Road conditions are steadily improving, but refreezing is expected Monday night and Tuesday morning as temperatures drop back below freezing. Approach wet-looking pavement with extreme caution in case of the presence of black ice.

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Virginia Department of Transportation began clearing primary roads early Sunday morning from Saturday night's snowfall.

Crews worked 12-hour shifts, making sure the roadways were constantly being cleared.

"We had some pretty moderate snowfall Saturday night and into Sunday morning so our crews are working around the clock," Ken Slack, a VDOT spokesperson, said. "With the snowfall is continuing to come down they're really having to focus on the interstates and primary roads."

VDOT stated after the snow stops and they are certain primary roads and interstates are clear, they will begin work on secondary roads.

The goal for VDOT is to have all roads passable within the first 48 hours of snowfall.

"Sunday night into Monday morning we're gonna have some significant refreezing even roads that have been cleared we can have that turning into black ice overnight," Slack said.

If you are traveling on Sunday night or Monday morning watch for ice and give yourself some extra time to wherever you're going.