Jason Bond 540-387-5493
Jan. 26, 2013
SALEM DISTRICT: SECONDARY ROAD CONDITIONS IMPROVE AS TEMPERATURES RISE AND ROAD CREWS PLOW
Motorists cautioned to be alert to refreezing tonight as temperatures drop
SALEM – Equipment operators with the Virginia Department of Transportation and its contractors have taken advantage of warmer temperatures and plowed and treated secondary roads (those numbered 600 and above) and neighborhood streets today in southwestern Virginia. However, some of these routes, particularly in the higher elevations, cooler spots and shaded areas, remain icy.
As of 12:30 p.m., all interstates (I-77, I-81, I-581) are clear. All primary roads (those numbered 1-599) are clear or in minor condition with isolated slick spots.
Tonight, drivers are cautioned to be alert to refreezing as roads that are wet or slushy will become icy as temperatures drop. Snow plow operators will be monitoring conditions tonight on bridges, overpasses and other cooler areas.
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.
To request road maintenance services, citizens can call VDOT’s Customer Service Center at 1-800-367-ROAD (7623).
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