VDOT News - Bristol



Michelle Earl 276-696-3283


Feb. 14, 2016

Valentine's Day snowstorm brings slick travel conditions to southwest Virginia (10 p.m. Feb. 14)

BRISTOL – Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews are out in force, working to clear snow from roadways in southwest Virginia this evening and continuing into the overnight hours.  Motorists are advised to postpone unnecessary travel and give a distance of five seconds behind other vehicles and snow plows.

The majority of highways in southwest Virginia are snow-covered and slick.  Motorists are asked to postpone unnecessary travel.  If travel is a must, slow down and watch for black ice and avoid sudden starts and stops.  Also check out 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.

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