Jamie Smith 540-387-5250
Dec. 27, 2012
SALEM DISTRICT: ROADS ARE CLEAR
SALEM – As of 3 p.m., interstates and primary roads (numbered 1-599) in the 12-county Salem District are clear and most secondary roads (numbered 600 and above) are clear with minor conditions still reported in parts of Floyd County. Crews have worked throughout the day to remove downed trees caused by high winds. VDOT staff will continue to monitor road conditions overnight.
Cold temperatures tonight may cause melting ice and snow to refreeze on some roads throughout the Salem District. Motorists should be alert to icy conditions and slippery spots, particularly on ramps, bridges, overpasses and other cool spots prone to freezing.
The Salem District includes the counties of Bedford, Botetourt, Carroll, Craig, Floyd, Franklin, Giles, Henry, Montgomery, Patrick, Pulaski, and Roanoke.
Motorists can find the latest road conditions by calling 511 or visiting www.511Virginia.org.
Road condition definitions:
Moderate – snow or ice on major portions of the roadway.
Minor – wet pavement except for isolated spots of snow, ice or slush
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