Michelle Earl 276-669-9999
Dec. 20, 2009
CONDITIONS IMPROVING IN SOUTHWESTERN VIRGINIA
Sunday, December 20, 2009 – 2 p.m.
BRISTOL – Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews are working to clear primary and secondary roads in the region and will continue working throughout the evening and overnight hours.
- Interstate 81 is clear in Washington, Smyth and Wythe counties.
- Interstate 77 is clear.
Primary and Secondary Roads
- The majority of primary highways in Lee, Grayson, Russell, Smyth, Bland and Tazewell counties have scattered snow and ice patches. Secondary routes remain snow-covered and slick.
- There are snow-covered sections of roadway on the majority of primary routes in Wise, Dickenson and Buchanan counties. Secondary routes remain snow-covered and slick.
- The majority of primary routes in Lee, Scott, Washington and Wythe counties are clear but wet. Secondary routes remain snow-covered and slick.
VDOT reminds motorists to use caution when driving during wintry weather. Drivers should:
• Check road conditions before they leave home by calling 511 or logging in to 511Virginia.org
• Slow down and allow for extra time to reach your destination
• Be aware of potentially icy areas such as shady spots and bridges
• Keep a safe distance of at least five seconds behind other vehicles and trucks that are plowing the road
• Do not pass a snowplow or spreader unless it is absolutely necessary.
**Unless conditions deteriorate, this will be the Bristol District’s last report until 5 a.m. Monday.
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