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SAL 147

Feb. 22, 2015



SALEM DISTRICT: ROAD CONDITIONS VARY THROUGHOUT WESTERN VIRGINIA
Secondary roads and neighborhood streets covered in snow and ice

SALEM – Equipment operators and contractors with the Virginia Department of Transportation continued to plow and treat roads overnight.  Last night, additional snow and sleet fell in many areas covering roads again.  Road conditions vary throughout western Virginia depending on much snow fell at each location.  Flooding remains a concern with this winter weather event as snow melts.

As of 6 a.m., motorists can expect the following road conditions for the 12-county Salem District:

Interstates 77, 81 and 581 all are in minor condition which means they are mostly clear with isolated slick spots.  Drivers should use caution and watch for icy spots, especially on ramps and overpasses.

Bedford County - All primary roads such as routes 24, 43, 221, 460 and 501 are in moderate condition, meaning they are covered with snow/ice. Secondary roads (those numbered 600 and above) are in severe condition, which means they are covered in deep snow and ice.

Botetourt County - All primary roads such as routes 11, 43, 220 and 460 are in moderate to severe condition.  Secondary roads are in severe condition.

Carroll County - All primary roads such as routes such as 58, 100 and 221 are in minor condition, which means they are mostly clear with isolated slick spots.  Secondary roads are in moderate condition.

Craig County - All primary roads such as routes 18, 42 and 311 are in moderate condition.  Secondary roads are in severe condition and covered with deep snow.

Floyd County - Primary roads such as Route 8 and Route 221 and secondary roads are in moderate condition.

Franklin County - All primary roads such as routes 40, 116, 122 and 220 and secondary roads are in moderate condition. 

Giles County - All primary roads such as routes 42, 61, 100, 219 and 460 are in moderate condition. Secondary roads are in severe condition.  Sections of Route 622 and Route 643 are closed due to flooding.

Henry County - All primary roads such as routes 57, 58, 87, 108, 174 and 220 are in minor condition.  Secondary roads are in moderate condition.

Montgomery County - All primary roads such as routes 8, 11, 460, and 114 are in minor condition.  Secondary roads are in moderate condition.

Patrick County - All primary roads such as routes 8, 40, 57, 58 and 103 are in minor condition. Secondary roads are in moderate condition.

Pulaski County – All primary roads such as routes 11, 99 and 100 are in minor condition.  Secondary roads are in moderate condition.

Roanoke County – All primary roads such as routes 11, 116, 220, 221 311, 419 and 460 are in minor condition.  Secondary roads and neighborhood streets are in moderate condition.

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).  Citizens should call 911 to report emergencies.

The Salem District includes the counties of Bedford, Botetourt, Carroll, Craig, Floyd, Franklin, Giles, Henry, Montgomery, Patrick, Pulaski, and Roanoke.

Road condition definitions:
Moderate – snow or ice on major portions of the roadway.
Minor – wet pavement except for isolated spots of snow, ice or slush
The Salem District includes the counties of Bedford, Botetourt, Carroll, Craig, Floyd, Franklin, Giles, Henry, Montgomery, Patrick, Pulaski, and Roanoke.



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