Jason Bond 540-387-5493
April 4, 2013
SALEM DISTRICT: MANY ROADS REMAIN SNOW COVERED IN THE NEW RIVER VALLEY
SALEM – A winter weather system has brought a mix of rain, sleet and snow to southwest Virginia. In the Salem District, the counties to the west and southwest of Roanoke have seen the most accumulations of snow and roads in these counties are snow covered and very slick.
Crews with the Virginia Department of Transportation and its contractors are working to plow and treat roads and will continue to work overnight.
As of 10:30 p.m., road conditions are as follows:
Interstate 81 in Pulaski, Montgomery, Roanoke and Botetourt is in minor condition, which means it is mostly clear with isolated slick spots. Interstate 77 is clear or in minor condition. Interstate 581 is clear.
Primary roads (those numbered 1-599) in Floyd, Giles, Montgomery and Pulaski counties are in moderate condition, which means they are snow covered. Secondary roads (those numbered greater than 600) in these counties have not been plowed and many remain covered in significant amounts of snow.
In Craig County, Route 18, Route 42 and Route 311 are in minor condition with isolated slick spots, but secondary roads are in moderate condition, which means they are snow covered.
In Patrick County, most roads are clear except in the higher elevations where many roads are slushy.
In areas to the east and south of Roanoke, drivers are cautioned to watch for slick spots on roads, particularly on overpasses, bridges, and in the higher elevations.
The Salem District includes the counties of Bedford, Botetourt, Carroll, Craig, Floyd, Franklin, Giles, Henry, Montgomery, Patrick, Pulaski and Roanoke.
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