Jason Bond 540-387-5493
March 25, 2013
SALEM DISTRICT: EQUIPMENT OPERATORS STILL PLOWING AS SNOW SHOWERS COVER ROADS AGAIN
Motorists advised to be alert to changing conditions and refreezing overnight
SALEM – Snow plow drivers have continued to plow and treat roads today throughout the Virginia Department of Transportation’s Salem District. Additional snow showers last night and today have covered roads that had already been plowed.
VDOT crews will continue to monitor conditions this afternoon and tonight and will plow and treat roads as necessary.
As of 4 p.m., all interstates (I-77, I-81, and I-581) and all primary roads (those numbered 1-599) for the 12-county region are clear or in minor condition, which means they are mostly clear with isolated slick spots. However, conditions may change if additional snow showers pass through the area.
This afternoon and tonight, drivers should watch for changing road conditions as additional snowfall may cover roads and lower temperatures may create icy spots and refreezing.
Snow plow operators are still working on secondary roads (those numbered 600 and above). In most areas, secondary roads have been plowed at least once, but additional snow showers have covered them again. Crews will continue working overnight to plow secondary roads and neighborhood streets to plow roads that become snow covered again.
The Salem District includes the counties of Bedford, Botetourt, Carroll, Craig, Floyd, Franklin, Giles, Henry, Montgomery, Patrick, Pulaski, and Roanoke.
Motorists can find the latest road conditions before travelling on 511 Virginia at www.511Virginia.org.
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