HARRISONBURG — Most roads in Harrisonburg and Rockingham County are clear of ice this morning thanks to overnight temperatures well above freezing, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation’s Staunton District. Some icy spots do remain, however, and drivers should use extra caution when out on the roads today, according to VDOT.
But roads throughout the central Valley could turn especially slick tonight as temperatures nosedive to near or below zero. The frigid temperatures, which will be accompanied by dangerously low wind chills of minus 10 to 20 degrees, are expected to re-freeze any moisture on the roads this evening — and keep them iced-up well into Tuesday morning, when the mercury will rise only into the single digits. VDOT is urging drivers to use great caution on the roads this evening and into tomorrow.
For winter weather road conditions, click here, look at the orange bar on the top of the page and click on “Text Views” and then click on “Road Condition Table.” Look at the pull down box that lists all jurisdictions. In this box, individual counties can be selected.
Traffic alerts and traveler information can be obtained by dialing 511. For other assistance call the VDOT Customer Service Center, which is available 24 hours a day, at 1-800-FOR- ROAD from anywhere in the state.
The VDOT Staunton District serves Frederick, Shenandoah, Clarke, Warren, Page, Rockingham, Augusta, Highland, Rockbridge, Alleghany and Bath counties.