Roads clear after snow in Shenandoah Valley, Alleghany Highlands

Published: Jan. 7, 2022 at 4:14 PM EST
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COVINGTON, Va. (WDBJ) - Covington received about four inches of snow in this week’s storms.

But by late morning, while smaller, neighborhood roads still weren’t totally clear, main streets were not just clear but pretty much dry.

That was the story in most of of the northern part of our viewing area, particularly on the interstates, even though the amounts of snow each area received varied widely and the effects were less severe than Monday’s storm.

”We saw anywhere from two to six inches in the 11-county Staunton District, so basically the Shenandoah Valley westward to the Highlands, the Alleghany Highlands,” said Sandy Myers, Communications Manager for VDOT’s Staunton District. “So for the most part, on the valley floor you saw maybe two to four inches, but in the very higher elevations we saw six and maybe some isolated spots eight inches. But for the majority of roads where people travel there wasn’t as much snow as what we saw earlier in the week.”

Even though there’s salt on the roads, they say to beware of icing overnight because of very low temperatures.

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