|IMMEDIATE - 4:30 a.m.
Jason Bond 540-387-5493
Feb. 16, 2016
SALEM DISTRICT: OVERNIGHT FREEZING RAIN CREATES ICY ROADS
Secondary Roads and Neighborhood Streets Still Snow Covered
SALEM – Overnight freezing rain brought ice accumulations to many roads in western Virginia. The ice added a glaze to previously plowed roads and an additional coating to many neighborhood streets roads that were still covered in significant snow from yesterday’s weather.
Drivers are strongly encouraged to consider postponing travel today until temperatures warm and improve road conditions.
Here are the road conditions as of 4:30 a.m.:
Interstates 77, 81 and 581 – Mostly clear with isolated slick spots.
Primary roads (those numbered 1-599) – Snow or ice cover remains on primary roads in Bedford, Carroll, Floyd, Henry, Patrick and Pulaski counties. In Franklin County, all primary roads are mostly clear with isolated slick spots except for Route 116 and Route 122 where ice is reported. Primary roads in Botetourt, Craig, Giles, Montgomery and Roanoke counties are mostly clear with isolated slick spots.
Secondary roads (those numbered 600 and above) – Secondary roads and neighborhood streets are in moderate condition, which means snow or ice cover remains on these routes. Even when plowed many of these roads remain covered in a glaze of packed down snow or ice. In Pulaski County, significant snow cover or ice remains on secondary roads.
For the latest road conditions, go to www.511Virginia.org and visit the map for major roads and the “Text Views” tab for the latest information on secondary roads. To report road hazards or ask questions about road issues, call VDOT’s 24-hour Customer Service Center at 800-FOR-ROAD (800-367-7623).
The Salem District includes the counties of Bedford, Botetourt, Carroll, Craig, Floyd, Franklin, Giles, Henry, Montgomery, Patrick, Pulaski, and Roanoke.
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