Jason Bond 540-387-5493
Feb. 7, 2014
SALEM DISTRICT: DRIVERS ENCOURAGED TO CHECK WEATHER AND ROAD CONDITIONS THIS WEEKEND
VDOT ready to mobilize for winter weather
SALEM – With the possibility of winter weather this weekend in western Virginia, the Virginia Department of Transportation and its contractors are ready to plow and treat roads overnight and tomorrow. Crews will be mobilized and responding as necessary.
Travelers are reminded that they can get real-time information on road conditions, traffic incidents and congestion on Virginia roads by using VDOT’s 511 free mobile app or the www.511Virginia.org website and phone system.
When snow begins, snow plow drivers will work first on the interstate and primary routes and continue to focus on these routes until conditions improve. Once the precipitation stops and these major roads are plowed and treated, VDOT begins to work on neighborhood streets and secondary roads.
The Salem District includes the counties of Bedford, Botetourt, Carroll, Craig, Floyd, Franklin, Giles, Henry, Montgomery, Patrick, Pulaski, and Roanoke.
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