|IMMEDIATE - 6 a.m.
Jason Bond 540-387-5493
Jan. 8, 2017
SALEM DISTRICT: SECONDARY ROADS AND NEIGHBORHOOD STREETS REMAIN ICY AND SLICK
Winds causing snow to drift onto some mountainous roads
SALEM – Virginia Department of Transportation crews and contractors have been attending to roads throughout the night and will continue to address road conditions today.
As of 6 a.m. this morning, drivers will find the interstates and most primary roads (those numbered 1-599) in minor condition which means they are mostly clear with isolated slick spots. With low temperatures overnight, drivers should be alert to re-freezing on these roadways and watch for icy spots.
Many secondary roads (those numbed 600 and above) and neighborhood streets have been plowed but still remain covered in ice and packed down snow. Crews will continue to work on these routes today, but even when these roads are plowed they will remain covered with frozen snow. Drivers should not expect bare pavement on these roads until temperatures rise earlier in the week.
Winds have caused snow to drift onto some roads in the mountains where crews will head today to plow these roads.
Traffic and road condition information can be obtained by dialing 511 or visiting www.511Virginia.org
VDOT Customer’s Service Center is available 24 hours-a-day, seven days a week. Citizens can dial 1-800-FOR- ROAD (1-800-367-7623) from anywhere in the state to report road hazards, ask transportation questions, or get information related to Virginia’s roads.
The Salem District includes the counties of Bedford, Botetourt, Carroll, Craig, Floyd, Franklin, Giles, Henry, Montgomery, Patrick, Pulaski and Roanoke.
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