Jason Bond 540-387-5493
Feb. 8, 2013
SALEM DISTRICT: SNOW PLOW DRIVERS’ EFFORTS COMBINE WITH WARMER TEMPERATURES TO IMPROVE ROAD CONDITIONS
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 the Roanoke and New River valleys.
As of 2 p.m., for the Salem District, 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. Secondary roads and neighborhood streets are in minor condition and may have isolated slick spots in higher elevations or cooler areas.
Tonight, drivers are cautioned to be alert to refreezing as roads that are wet or slushy will become icy as temperatures drop. With high winds in the forecast for tonight, citizens are reminded that they can report downed trees to VDOT’s Customer Service Center at 1-800-367-ROAD (7623).
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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