Jason Bond 540-387-5493
Feb. 19, 2015
SALEM DISTRICT: WATCH FOR SLICK SPOTS ON MAIN ROADS FROM OVERNIGHT REFREEZING, DRIFTING AND SNOW SHOWERS
Snow pack and fresh snow on many secondary roads and neighborhood streets
SALEM – Crews and contractors with the Virginia Department of Transportation worked overnight to respond to drifting snow and snow showers that covered many roads.
As of 4:30 a.m., drivers should be aware of the following:
- Interstates and most primary roads are considered to be in minor condition which means drivers should watch for isolated slick spots, particularly on bridges, ramps, overpasses and shaded areas.
- Route 311 and Route 42 in Craig County are covered in snow after last night’s snow showers and drifting.
- Many neighborhood streets and secondary roads (those numbered 600 and above) remain icy and covered with packed down snow due to cold temperatures. Some secondary roads are covered in additional snow from last night’s snow showers.
Travelers are reminded that they can get real-time information on road conditions and traffic incidents on Virginia roads by using VDOT’s 511 free mobile app or the www.511Virginia.org website and phone system.
To report debris, downed trees or other hazards on the roadway, call 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.
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