Jason Bond 540-387-5493
Dec. 31, 2009
VDOT FOCUSES SNOW REMOVAL EFFORTS ON SECONDARY ROADS
Interstates and most primary roads mostly clear with isolated slick spots
SALEM – A wintry mix of one to two inches of snow and sleet has kept crews with the Virginia Department of Transportation in southwestern Virginia busy last night and this morning with plowing and treating roads.
Drivers will find the interstates (I-77, I-81 and I-581) are in minor condition, meaning they are mostly clear with isolated slick spots. Most primary roads (numbered 1-599) are in minor to moderate condition (slushy). On these major routes, motorists should pay particular attention to cooler areas such as bridges, overpasses, ramps and shaded areas as there still may be slick spots.
VDOT is making progress on plowing secondary roads (those numbered 600 and above), neighborhood routes and subdivision streets. VDOT will continue working on these roads throughout the day.
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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