Jen Ward 540-387-5238
Feb. 21, 2015
SALEM DISTRICT: CREWS STILL WORKING ON PLOWING INTERSTATES AND MAIN ROADS
Most roads in western Virginia snow covered
SALEM – Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) equipment operators and contractors in western Virginia continue to plow interstates and primary roads (those numbered 1-599).
Precipitation continues in the Roanoke and New River Valleys, and plowed roads are covering again with snow or ice. Snow is drifting in the New River Valley and Hillsville area and blowing snow back onto roads that have been plowed.
As of 5 p.m., primary and interstates routes in the Roanoke Valley, New River Valley and the Smith Mountain Lake area are in moderate condition, meaning they are snow covered. Secondary roads (those numbered 600 and above) and neighborhood streets range from moderate to severe condition which means they are covered with significant snow or ice.
Primary roads in Martinsville area such as Route 220, Route 58 and Route 57 are in minor condition, which means they are mostly clear with isolated slick spots. Precipitation has stopped in Henry and Patrick counties and crews are beginning to plow some secondary routes.
VDOT equipment operators will be working in 12-hour shifts around the clock to plow and treat roads.
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.
The Salem District includes the counties of Bedford, Botetourt, Carroll, Craig, Floyd, Franklin, Giles, Henry, Montgomery, Patrick, Pulaski, and Roanoke.
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