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Michelle Earl 276-696-3283
Michelle.Earl@vdot.virginia.gov

BR-17004

Jan. 6, 2017



Watch for rapidly changing road conditions this afternoon into Saturday
Friday, January 6, 2017 - 4 p.m.

BRISTOL— With snow currently falling in areas of southwest Virginia, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) asks motorists to be alert to the possibility of rapidly changing conditions during afternoon drive time and into the overnight hours.

 

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

 

-          Interstates are clear, with the exception of scattered snow patches on I-81 in Washington County.

-          Snow and ice patches on primary and secondary highways in Wythe, Grayson and Bland counties. Anticipate slicker travel conditions in the Volney area of Grayson County where highways are currently snow-covered and slick.

-          In Lee and Wise counties, be alert to snow and ice patches on main roads with snow-covered conditions on many secondary highways.

-          Be alert to snow and ice covered sections of road on secondary highways in Buchanan, Russell, Tazewell and Dickenson counties.

 

VDOT offers many tools to help motorists determine road conditions prior to their travel.

 

For traffic alerts and traveler information, visit 511Virginia.org. VDOT also offers a 511 app for android or iOS.

 

For other assistance call the VDOT Customer Service Center, available 24 hours-a-day, seven days a week. Citizens can dial 1-800-FOR- ROAD (1-800-367-7623) from anywhere in the state to report road hazards, ask transportation questions, or get information related to Virginia’s roads.

 

The Bristol District Twitter feed is at @VDOTBristol. VDOT can be followed on Facebook, Flickr, Twitter and YouTube. RSS feeds are also available for statewide information. The VDOT Web page is located at www.VirginiaDOT.org

 

The VDOT Bristol District serves Lee, Scott, Wise, Dickenson, Washington, Smyth, Russell, Buchanan, Tazewell, Bland, Wythe and Grayson counties.

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