VDOT News - Bristol


IMMEDIATE - 4 p.m.

Michelle Earl 276-696-3283


Feb. 15, 2016

4 p.m. Feb. 15 Travel Advisory: Conditions improving on main highways, work is underway to clear secondary routes

BRISTOL – Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews continue their efforts to clear highways in southwest Virginia.      

Following are roadway conditions as of 4 p.m.:

  • Interstates 81 and 77 are clear.
  • The majority of primary highways in Russell, Tazewell, Dickenson and Buchanan counties are clear.  Be alert to snow-covered and slick secondary roadways.
  • In Lee, Scott, Washington, Wythe and Smyth counties, the majority of main roads have scattered snow and ice patches.  Secondary routes are snow-covered and slick.
  • The majority of routes in Bland County are snow-covered and slick.
  • Most primary highways in Wise County are clear, except Routes 68 and 78 which remain snow-covered and slick. Secondary roads also remain snow-covered and slick.
  • Be alert to snow-covered sections of roadway on Routes 58, 89, 94 and the majority of secondary roads and Grayson County.


Visit 511virginia.org, download the free VDOT 511 mobile app or call 511 for the latest road and traffic conditions. 


For safe driving tips and other snow-related information, visit VDOT’s website: http://www.virginiadot.org/travel/snow.asp


Note:  VDOT’s goal is to make all roads passable within 48 hours after a winter storm ends. Our snow-removal crews work around the clock until conditions are safe for travel. 


Common sense dictates that roads carrying the most traffic get top priority. VDOT clears interstates and most primary roads first. It also plows major secondary roads with vital emergency and public facilities or those with high traffic volumes. Other secondary roads and subdivision streets will be treated if multiday storms hit Virginia, but crews will focus their efforts on those roads that carry the most traffic.


Primary roads are numbered 1 through 599. Secondary roads are numbered 600 and up.

Information in VDOT news releases was accurate at the time the release was published. For the most current information about projects or programs, please visit the project or program Web pages. You may find those by searching by keyword in the search Virginia DOT box above.

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