|IMMEDIATE - 4 a.m.
Michelle Earl 276-696-3283
Jan. 23, 2016
4 a.m. January 23 Travel Advisory: Slick travel conditions remain, snow tapering off today
BRISTOL – With snow tapering off today, Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews will continue efforts to plow snow on interstate and primary highways in the region. Once the snow has stopped and they have those routes clear, then crews will move to routes numbered 600 and above.
VDOT’s goal is to make roads passable 48 hours after the conclusion of a winter storm. Our snow removal crews work around the clock until conditions are safe for travel.
As of 4 a.m., Interstates 81 and 77, as well as the majority of main highways such as Routes 11, 58, 19 and 460, remain snow-covered and slick.
Postponing unnecessary travel is recommended in an effort to give plow operators the space they need to do their work.
Monitor road conditions and view live cameras at 511virginia.org.
The 12-county VDOT Bristol District has approximately 900 pieces of equipment, including plows, trucks and spreaders, for snow-removal operations statewide. In addition, VDOT uses contractors to maintain the interstates throughout the commonwealth.
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