Jason Bond 540-387-5493
Jan. 15, 2012
EQUIPMENT OPERATORS SPENT THE DAY PLOWING SECONDARY ROADS IN SOUTHWESTERN VIRGINIA
SALEM – Snow plow operators with the Virginia Department of Transportation’s Salem District plowed secondary roads (those numbered 600 and above) and neighborhood streets today in areas where snow accumulated overnight. Their efforts were focused mostly on secondary roads in Floyd, Carroll, Giles, Montgomery, Patrick and Pulaski counties.
Conditions have improved on most secondary roads and they are in minor condition, (mostly clear with isolated slick spots) but snow plow drivers will continue to monitor conditions overnight as lower temperatures may cause roads to freeze and become icy.
As of 5:30 p.m., Interstate 77, I-81 and I-581 are clear. Drivers should use caution at bridges and ramps and watch for slick spots overnight.
All major roads (those numbered 1-599) are clear with the possibility of slick spots forming in cooler areas in higher elevations overnight.
Some secondary roads, particularly in cooler spots in the New River Valley, and in higher elevations, may still have some icy spots and snow on the roadway. Drivers should use caution. Snow plow operators will monitor conditions overnight in these locations.
For the latest road conditions, motorists can dial 511 or visit www.511Virginia.org.
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