Jason Bond 540-387-5493
Dec. 31, 2009
ROAD CONDITIONS IMPROVE WITH WARM TEMPERATURES
Most roads in minor condition throughout the region
SALEM – Warm temperatures and the efforts of Virginia Department of Transportation snow plow drivers have helped to remove a wintry mix of one to two inches of snow and sleet off roads today. Motorists are cautioned to watch for refreezing on roads if temperatures fall below freezing overnight or tomorrow.
Drivers will find the interstates (I-77, I-81 and I-581) and primary roads (those number 1-599) are in minor condition, meaning they are mostly clear with isolated slick spots. On these major routes, motorists are reminded to watch for slick spots in cooler locations such as bridges, overpasses, ramps and shaded areas.
Warm temperatures and snow plow drivers have improved conditions on secondary roads and neighborhood streets, and most of these routes are no longer covered in snow and ice.
VDOT’s Salem District includes the counties of Bedford, Botetourt, Carroll, Craig, Floyd, Franklin, Giles, Henry, Montgomery, Patrick, Pulaski and Roanoke.
The latest road conditions can be found by calling 511 or visiting www.511Virginia.org.
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