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Jan. 15, 2012



VDOT PROVIDES ROAD CONDITIONS UPDATE FOR WESTERN VIRGINIA
Secondary and neighborhood streets are snow covered in some counties

SALEM – With snow mostly in the western counties in Virginia Department of Transportation’s 12-county Salem District, snow plow operators and snow removal contractors have worked over night.  Crews will continue to plow roads today, particular secondary roads (those numbed 600 and above) and neighborhood streets in some areas.

Snow plow operators and contractors have worked overnight throughout the region.  This morning, drivers will find the interstates in Pulaski, Montgomery, Roanoke and Botetourt counties clear and most primary roads (those numbered 1-599) are clear or in minor condition with just a few isolated slick spots.   

As of 5 a.m., VDOT reports the following road conditions:

Interstate 77, I-81 and I-581 are clear.  Drivers should use caution at bridges and ramps and watch for slick spots.

Bedford, Botetourt and Craig counties – All roads are clear with no conditions to report.

Carroll County – Primary roads such as Route 221 and Route 100 are clear.  Secondary roads are in moderate condition, which means they are snow covered.

Floyd County – All primary roads such as Route 221 and Route 8 are in minor condition, which means they are mostly clear with isolate slick spots.  Secondary roads are in moderate condition and snow covered.

Franklin County – Almost all roads are clear but there are reports of a few isolated slick spots throughout the county.

Giles County – All primary roads such as Route 460 are in minor condition. Secondary roads are in moderate condition and snow covered.

Henry County – All roads are clear but wet with no conditions to report.

Montgomery County – All primary roads such as Route 460, Route 114 and Route 8 are clear.  Secondary roads and neighborhood streets are in minor condition which means they are mostly clear with isolated slick spots.

Patrick County – All primary roads such Route 57 and Route 58 are clear.  Secondary roads and neighborhood streets are in moderate condition which means they are snow covered.

Pulaski County –   Primary roads such as Route 11 and Route 100 are in minor condition.  Secondary roads are in moderate condition which means they snow covered.  

Roanoke County – Route 221 is in minor condition, which means it is mostly clear with isolated slick spots. Other primary roads such as Route 220, Route 311 and Route 419 are clear.  Some secondary roads are in minor condition, which means they mostly clear with isolated slick spots.

For the latest road conditions, motorists can dial 511 or visit www.511Virginia.org.  

Road condition definitions:
Severe – significant snow or ice on roadway
Moderate – snow or ice on major portions of the roadway.  
Minor – bare pavement except for isolated spots of snow, ice or slush



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