STAUNTON — Crews are still out clearing secondary roads in the Shenandoah Valley after a snow storm dumped 5 to 11 inches of snow, which started Sunday.
Most of the main roads in the Valley and Alleghany Highlands are in clear to minor conditions as of Tuesday morning, the Virginia Department of Transportation said in a release.
Secondary roads are where the concern is, VDOT said. Those are in moderate conditions, with significant snow or ice cover.
The focus of Tuesday will be clearing secondary roads, plowing and treating roadways the release said.
Residents are advised to avoid parking vehicles along neighborhood streets so that VDOT crews and contractors can fully clear snow, the release said.
The storm dumped up to 11 inches of snow and sleet to the 11 county VDOT Staunton District. High winds Monday afternoon blew and drifted snow, which was coupled with a hard freeze, creating black ice on wet surfaces.
VDOT urges drivers to use extreme caution in areas with ice, the release said.
According to the National Weather Service, more snow could be heading our way later this week. For now, the forecast is calling for rain and snow Thursday, with snow Friday into Friday night.
Here are the road conditions as of 4 a.m. Tuesday in the VDOT Staunton District:
Interstate 64 — Minor conditions in Alleghany County. Clear conditions in Rockbridge and Augusta counties.
Interstate 66 — Clear conditions in Warren County.
Interstate 81 — Clear conditions in Rockbridge, Augusta, Rockingham, Shenandoah and Frederick counties.
Primary roads — Moderate to minor conditions in Highland County. Minor conditions in Alleghany, Bath, Shenandoah and Frederick counties. Clear conditions in Rockbridge, Augusta, Rockingham, Page, Clarke and Warren counties.
Secondary roads — Moderate conditions in Alleghany, Bath, Rockbridge, Highland, Augusta, Rockingham, Page, Shenandoah and Frederick counties. Minor conditions in Clarke and Warren counties.
For winter weather road conditions visit 511Virginia.org.
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Partly sunny, with a high near 46. Southwest wind 8 to 11 mph.
Rain, mainly after 1 a.m. Low around 33. Southwest wind 3 to 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
A chance of rain and snow before 1 p.m,. then a chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 37. North wind 5 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 11.
A chance of snow after 1 p.m. Partly sunny, with a high near 23. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 9. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
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