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Feb. 17, 2014

VDOT prepared for more winter weather

SALEM – Another weather event could bring a wintry mix of freezing rain, sleet or snow to western Virginia tonight and into Tuesday morning.  Snow plow operators and contractors with the Virginia Department of Transportation are mobilized and ready to begin treating or plowing roads in response to the storm.

Freezing temperatures combined with frozen precipitation could create extremely slick roads. Drivers are encouraged to monitor weather and check road conditions before driving tonight and tomorrow morning.  VDOT provides road condition information at

Motorists are reminded that during any winter weather event, equipment operators work first on the primary roads (those numbered 1-599) and interstates.   Once the precipitation stops and these major roads are plowed or treated, crews begin working on secondary roads (those numbered 600 and above) and neighborhood streets.

The Salem District includes the counties of Bedford, Botetourt, Carroll, Craig, Floyd, Franklin, Giles, Henry, Montgomery, Patrick, Pulaski and Roanoke.

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