VDOT News - Bristol


IMMEDIATE - 4 p.m.

Michelle Earl 276-696-3283


Jan. 20, 2016

4 p.m. January 20: Be alert to slick travel conditinos during the afternoon commute in southwestern Virginia

BRISTOL – With snow currently falling in southwest Virginia, Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews are out in force clearing the highways. 


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


  • Be alert to snow-covered conditions on I-81 in Washington County.  I-81 in Smyth and Wythe counties has snow and ice patches.

  • Snow and ice patches are reported along I-77.

  • The majority of primary and secondary highways in Buchanan, Russell, Smyth, Grayson, Lee, Wise, and Dickenson counties are snow covered and slick.

  • In Scott County, primary highways are snow-covered and slick, with secondary highways experiencing drifting snow and extremely slick driving conditions.

  • Snow and ice patches are reported on the majority of highways in Washington, Tazewell, Bland and Wythe counties.


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



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