Jen Ward 540-387-5238
Feb. 26, 2015
SALEM DISTRICT: ROAD CONDITIONS IMPROVED TODAY AS VDOT CREWS PREPARE FOR REFREEZING OVERNIGHT
SALEM – Equipment operators and contractors with the Virginia Department of Transportation have been plowing roads throughout the day and with warmer temperatures, conditions have improved.
Interstates (I-77, I-81 and I-581) and most primary roads (those numbered 1-599) are in clear to minor condition. Drivers should watch for isolated slick spots on bridges and ramps.
Most secondary roads (those numbered 600 and above) are in clear to minor condition and crews are continuing to work on clearing secondary roads, neighborhood streets and subdivisions. Drivers should watch for slick spots, especially in shaded areas.
As temperatures drop this evening, drivers should expect refreezing on wet roadways from melting snow. Crews will continue to monitor and address road conditions overnight.
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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