STORM UPDATE: Bulk Of Storm Moves North, But Roads Still Slick

Posted: March 17, 2014

HARRISONBURG — It appears the bulk of the snowstorm that began Sunday afternoon has now moved to the north, though intermittent snow showers will likely continue in some parts of the central Valley this morning.

Anywhere from 3 to 6 inches of snow has fallen in the Harrisonburg and Rockingham County area, with slightly higher totals in Augusta County and Staunton.

The Virginia Department of Transportation is advising motorists to stay off the roads unless absolutely necessary. Crews with VDOT and the city of Harrisonburg continue to treat and plow roads throughout the region, but most streets were still in moderate to severe condition at 3 this morning, according to VDOT.

Most primary and secondary roads were in moderate condition in Rockingham, Shenandoah and Page counties. Primary roads in Augusta County were in moderate condition, but secondary roads were listed in severe condition at 3 a.m., according to VDOT.

Emergency crews have responded to several, mostly minor, crashes and fender benders throughout the evening and early morning. Several vehicles also have slid off the road on Interstate 81, with most winding up down the short embankments in the median. It’s not clear if any of the traffic incidents has left anyone seriously injured.


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