Michelle Earl 276-696-3283
Jan. 18, 2013
INTERSTATE 77 INCIDENT IN BLAND COUNTY CLEARED, BE ALERT TO SLOW MOVING TRAFFIC IN AREA
Incident clean-up continues on I-77 northbound at mile marker 22 in Carroll County due to disabled vehicles
BRISTOL — The Virginia Department of Transportation reports the incident on Interstate 77 southbound at mile marker 54 in Bland County has been cleaned up, however, be alert to slow-moving traffic in this area.
An incident remains on northbound I-77 at mile marker 22 in Carroll County due to a disabled vehicle. Motorists are advised to avoid this area until clean-up is complete.
Following are the conditions on roadways in southwestern Virginia:
- Be alert to snow-covered sections of pavement on Interstate 81 in Wythe County and on the majority of the I-77 corridor in Virginia.
- Snow and ice patches are reported on Interstate 81 in Smyth and Washington counties.
- Primary routes in Bland and Smyth counties are snow-covered and slick. Be alert to extremely slick and treacherous conditions on secondary routes in these areas.
- The majority of primary routes in Scott County have snow-covered sections and remain slick. Secondary routes in Scott County are snow-covered.
- In Wise County, Routes 160, 68, 78 and the majority of secondary roads remain snow-covered and slick.
- Be alert to snow and ice patches on the majority of primary routes in Dickenson, Lee, Russell, Washington, Wythe and Tazewell counties. Secondary roads remain snow-covered and slick in these areas.
- The majority of primary roads in Buchanan County are clear, but be alert to snow-covered and slick secondary roads.
- Primary highways in the eastern portion of Grayson County remain snow-covered and slick. Secondary routes remain snow-covered and treacherous.
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 www.511virginia.org or by downloading the 511 mobile app.
View the entire list of roads closed due to the storm, sortable by county, at http://www.511virginia.org/mobile/?menu_id=conditions.
Report downed trees and hazardous road conditions to 1-800-367-ROAD (1-800-367-7623).
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