Jason Bond 540-387-5493

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Feb. 14, 2014

Clipper system could create more road conditions tonight or tomorrow

SALEM –Virginia Department of Transportation equipment operators in western Virginia worked today to make at least one pass on many secondary roads (those numbered 600 and above) and neighborhood streets.  Snow plow drivers also had to address snow drifts of several feet and blowing snow, particularly in Roanoke, Floyd and Craig counties, where previously plowed roads were covered again.  

Crews will be monitoring weather tonight and Saturday morning for additional snow accumulation as another clipper system could impact the region.  

Citizens are asked to remain patient as equipment operators are working as quickly as possible to plow residential streets and secondary roads.  It could be Saturday before snow plows make it to some residential roads.  Motorists should also remember that patches of frozen, packed-down snow or ice may remain after these roads are plowed.

VDOT encourages citizens to shovel snow to the right as they face the street as this will lessen the amount of snow pushed back into driveways when snow plows pass through.  As reminder, VDOT does not plow private roads or driveways.

The Salem District includes the counties of Bedford, Botetourt, Carroll, Craig, Floyd, Franklin, Giles, Henry, Montgomery, Patrick, Pulaski and Roanoke. VDOT is responsible for maintaining county roads; cities and large towns are responsible for snow removal on roads maintained by that locality.

Information in VDOT news releases was accurate at the time the release was published. For the most current information about projects or programs, please visit the project or program Web pages. You may find those by searching by keyword in the search Virginia DOT box above.

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