Jason Bond 540-387-5493
Feb. 15, 2016
SALEM DISTRICT: MOTORISTS ENCOURAGED TO AVOID TRAVEL TODAY
Roads in western Virginia covered in snow with winter weather continuing
SALEM – All roads in western Virginia are covered in snow or ice with many low volume secondary roads (those numbered 600 and above) and neighborhood street covered in significant amounts of snow because they have not been plowed yet. Snowfall totals range from two to six inches with more expected today.
Drivers are encouraged to avoid travel if at all possible until the winter weather stops and snow plow operators can make more progress on roads.
Snow plow operators and contractors with the Virginia Department of Transportation have been working all night to plow and treat interstate and primary roads (those numbered 1-599). These major roads are the first priority in any winter weather event as snow continues to fall.
With the storm starting last night and continuing into today, the main roads are constantly being plowed and then covered again as crews make repeated passes over them.
VDOT crews are continuing to work in 12-hour shifts around the clock to plow and treat roads.
For the latest road conditions, motorists can dial 511 or visit www.511Virginia.org.
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