Motorists Face Ice and Fog Patches Along Shenandoah Valley Roads

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STAUNTON, Va. (WHSV)-- Courtesy of the Virginia Department of Transportation(VDOT):

STAUNTON – (10:15 p.m.) After a day where crews plowed and treated roads, interstate and primary roads are clear throughout the area. Patches of fog have developed in the region. Icy patches and black ice may occur on some roads, particularly those that are on elevated surfaces such as bridges and ramps.

People traveling throughout the area should continue to use caution and leave plenty of stopping room between their vehicle and the one in front of them.

Here are the road conditions as of 10 p.m:

Interstate 64 – Clear in Alleghany, Rockbridge and Augusta counties

Interstate 66 – Clear in Warren County

Interstate 81 – Clear in Rockbridge, Augusta, Rockingham, Shenandoah and Frederick counties.

Primary roads are clear in Frederick, Shenandoah, Clarke, Warren, Page, Rockingham, Augusta, Highland, Rockbridge, Alleghany and Bath counties.

Secondary roads are in moderate condition in Bath County. Minor conditions are in Alleghany, Augusta, Rockingham, Shenandoah, Frederick, Clarke, Warren, Page and Highland counties. Clear conditions are in Rockbridge County

Traffic alerts and traveler information can be obtained by dialing 511. Traffic alerts and traveler information also are available at 511Virginia.org. For other assistance call the VDOT Customer Service Center, available 24 hours-a-day, seven days a week. Citizens can dial 1-800-FOR- ROAD (1-800-367-7623) from anywhere in the state to report road hazards, ask transportation questions, or get information related to Virginia’s roads.

Road condition definitions:

Severe – drifting or partially blocked road. Snow tires or chains are necessary.

Moderate – snow or ice on major portions of the roadway. Snow tires or chains are advisable.

Minor – bare pavement except for isolated spots of snow, ice or slush. Driving with caution is recommended.