Jason Bond 540-387-5493
July 4, 2013
SALEM DISTRICT: APPROXIMATELY 65 ROADS CLOSED DUE TO FLOODING IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA
Route 221 in Roanoke County reopened to traffic after being closed due to mudslides
SALEM – Flooding continues to impact travel in southwest Virginia with approximately 65 roads closed as of noon today. The Virginia Department of Transportation is working to repair flood damage, remove downed trees and clean up mudslides on roads.
Many roads currently are closed due to high water, and motorists are reminded to never drive around barricades in place to block off roads. Flood waters will need to recede in some areas before roads can reopen or repairs can be made.
Route 221 (Bent Mountain Road) in Roanoke County has reopened to traffic after being closed since last night due to multiple mudslides.
With road conditions constantly changing, citizens are reminded that VDOT provides the most up-to-date information available about flooded roads at www.511Virginia.org. To access the list of flooded roads, look for the text views section of the site and search under road conditions.
To report downed trees or debris on state maintained roads, citizens can contact VDOT’s customer service center at 1-800-367-7623. For emergencies, dial 911.
VDOT’s Salem District includes the counties of Bedford, Botetourt, Carroll, Craig, Floyd, Franklin, Giles, Henry, Montgomery, Patrick, Pulaski and Roanoke.
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