Jason Bond 540-387-5493
Feb. 26, 2015
SALEM DISTRICT: EXPECT SNOW-COVERED ROADS IN WESTERN VIRGINIA
SALEM – Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) equipment operators and contractors in western Virginia are actively engaged in plowing and treating roads. A winter storm has covered roads with two to five inches of snow. Drivers are encouraged to consider delaying travel until later today when conditions are expected to improve.
Currently, VDOT crews and contractors are plowing and treating the interstate and primary highways (those numbered 1-599), 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 (those numbered 600 and above) and finally into neighborhoods and subdivision to plow.
VDOT equipment operators are 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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