Jason Bond 540-387-5493
Feb. 22, 2015
SALEM DISTRICT: CONDITIONS IMPROVE ON MAIN ROADS
Many secondary roads and neighborhood streets covered in snow and ice
SALEM – Equipment operators and contractors with the Virginia Department of Transportation have been plowing roads all morning and with warmer temperatures conditions have improved.
Interstates (I-77, I-81 and I-581) are clear. Most primary roads (those numbered 1-599) are in minor condition so drivers should watch isolated slick spots on ramps and in shaded areas.
Crews are working on secondary roads (those numbered 600 and above) and neighborhood streets. Many secondary roads remain snow covered in Bedford, Botetourt, Craig, Floyd, Franklin, Giles, Montgomery, Pulaski and Roanoke counties.
Operators focus on the secondary roads with the highest traffic volumes first before proceeding to routes with lower traffic volumes such as subdivision roads and neighborhood streets. Crews will get to as many of the secondary roads as possible today.
Drivers should watch for isolated slick spots on secondary roads in Henry, Patrick and Carroll counties. These roads are considered to be in minor condition.
Motorists are cautioned to watch for ponding water or flooded roads as snow melts.
Travelers are reminded that they can get real-time information on road conditions and traffic incidents on Virginia roads by using VDOT’s 511 free mobile app or the www.511Virginia.org website and phone system.
To report debris, downed trees or other hazards on the roadway, call VDOT’s Customer Service Center at 1-800-367-ROAD (7623). Citizens should call 911 to report emergencies.
The Salem District includes the counties of Bedford, Botetourt, Carroll, Craig, Floyd, Franklin, Giles, Henry, Montgomery, Patrick, Pulaski, and Roanoke.
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