Jason Bond 540-387-5493
Dec. 26, 2010
CONDITIONS IMPROVE ON INTERSTATES AND PRIMARY ROADS IN VDOT’S SALEM DISTRICT
Break in weather allows VDOT to make progress on major routes and turn to secondary roads
SALEM – With snow finally tapering off in many locations in the Virginia Department of Transportation’s Salem District, snow plow drivers have made much progress on plowing and treating the interstates and major roads (those numbered 1-599) in southwest Virginia.
As of 10 a.m. snow showers were reported in Floyd County where Route 8 and Route 221 are in moderate condition which means they are snow covered. VDOT crews currently are working on working on these roads.
All other primary roads (those numbered 1-599) and interstates (I-77, I-81 and I-581) in the12-county district are now in minor condition which means they are clear with isolated slick spots. This includes the counties of Bedford, Botetourt, Carroll, Craig, Franklin, Giles, Henry, Montgomery, Patrick, Pulaski and Roanoke.
Crews throughout Salem District are working today to plow secondary roads (those numbered 600 and above) and neighborhood streets. VDOT will make as much progress as possible today on these roads as long as the major roads do not require additional attention.
For the latest road conditions, motorists can dial 511 or visit www.511Virginia.org.
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