Jason Bond 540-387-5493
Feb. 20, 2012
ROAD CONDITIONS IN SOUTHWESTERN VIRGINIA IMPROVE WITH WARMER TEMPERATURES
SALEM – This morning the Virginia Department of Transportation has made progress on plowing and treating secondary roads (those numbered 600 and above), subdivision routes, neighborhood streets in the 12-county Salem District. VDOT crews are also responding to downed trees throughout the region.
Today’s warmer temperatures are improving road conditions. However, tonight and early Tuesday morning, drivers are advised to use caution and be aware that any moisture on roads could refreeze and create slick spots particularly in cooler areas like bridges, overpasses, ramps and shaded locations.
As of 10:30 a.m.:
Drivers will find the interstates (I-81, I-77 and I-581) are clear. Primary roads (those numbered 1-599) are also clear or in minor condition, which means they are mostly clear with isolated slick spots. Some examples of primary routes are 460, 419, 311, 221, 220, 122, 116, 114, 58, 40 and 8.
Secondary road conditions are improving and VDOT crews will work throughout the day until all these routes are plowed.
The 12-county VDOT Salem District includes the counties of Bedford, Botetourt, Carroll, Craig, Franklin, Floyd, Giles, Henry, Montgomery, Patrick, Pulaski and Roanoke. VDOT is responsible for maintaining county roads; cities and large towns are responsible for snow removal on roads maintained by that locality.
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