Michelle Earl 276-696-3283

Jan. 18, 2013

Motorists should be alert to the possibility of black ice as temperatures drop this evening

BRISTOL — The Virginia Department of Transportation reports conditions continue to improve on roadways in southwestern Virginia.

Following are the conditions on roadways in southwestern Virginia:

    - Interstates 81 and 77 are clear.

     - Primary routes in Bland County are snow-covered and slick in most areas.  Be alert to extremely slick and treacherous conditions on secondary routes in Bland County.

     -  Be alert to snow and ice patches on many primary routes in Scott and Wise counties.   

     - The majority of primary routes in southwestern Virginia are clear; however, be alert to snow-covered secondary routes in these areas.  

Crews first begin clearing interstates, primary roads and major secondary roads that connect localities, fire stations, employment hubs, military posts, schools, hospitals and other important public facilities. 

Secondary roads and subdivision streets will be treated if multiday storms hit the commonwealth, but crews will focus efforts on those roads that carry the most traffic.

Get the latest road conditions at or by downloading the 511 mobile app.

View the entire list of roads closed due to the storm, sortable by county, at

Report downed trees and hazardous road conditions to 1-800-367-ROAD (1-800-367-7623).




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