Michelle Earl 276-696-3283


Jan. 17, 2018

4 a.m. January 17: Allow extra travel time this morning due to overnight snow

BRISTOL— The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is advising drivers to allow extra travel time this morning due to overnight snowfall totals of 1-4 inches in southwestern Virginia.

VDOT crews in southwestern Virginia are reporting the following road conditions as of 4 a.m.:

  • Scattered snow and ice patches on Interstate 81 in Washington, Smyth and Wythe counties, as well as Interstate 77 in Wythe and Bland counties.
  • Snow-covered sections of roadway on the majority of primary highways in Washington, Smyth, Russell, Lee, Scott, Wise and Dickenson counties. The majority of secondary highways (routes numbered 600+) in these counties are snow-covered.
  • Scattered snow and ice patches on the majority of primary and secondary highways in Buchanan, Tazewell, Bland, Grayson, and Wythe counties.

Travelers can get real-time information on road conditions, traffic incidents and congestion on Virginia roads by using VDOT’s 511 free mobile app or the website and phone system, which can help travelers plan their routes accordingly.

The Bristol District includes the counties of Bland, Wythe, Tazewell, Grayson, Smyth, Russell, Buchanan, Washington, Wise, Dickenson, Lee and Scott counties. 


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