Jason Bond 540-387-5493
Feb. 21, 2015
SALEM DISTRICT: DRIVERS ENCOURAGED TO AVOID TRAVEL TODAY
Roads snow covered in western Virginia
SALEM – Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) equipment operators and contractors in western Virginia are actively engaged in plowing and treating roads. Falling snow combined with cold temperatures is creating slick roads and difficult driving conditions.
Road conditions are expected to worsen today as additional snow and freezing rain is expected, so motorists are strongly urged to avoid travel.
VDOT crews and contractors are continuing to focus their snow-removal efforts first on the interstate and primary highways, but snow continues to fall and cover these routes again. Once the snow stops and the main roads are plowed and treated, crews will move to the secondary roads and finally into neighborhoods and subdivision streets to apply abrasives.
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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