Jeffrey Caldwell 804-786-2715
Jan. 26, 2014
SALEM DISTRICT: SNOW SHOWERS BRING SLICK ROADS IN PARTS OF WESTERN VIRGINIA
SALEM – Snow showers passed through western Virginia last night covering many roads. Crews with the Virginia Department of Transportation in some areas have been responding overnight.
On the primary roads (those numbered 1-599) in the New River Valley drivers should watch for isolated slick spots.
Motorists are advised that some secondary roads and neighborhood streets (those numbered 600 and above) in the region are snow covered. Snow-covered secondary roads are reported in parts of Craig, Giles, Floyd, Franklin, Montgomery, Pulaski and Roanoke counties.
Motorists should drive with caution throughout southwestern Virginia. Windy conditions can cause blowing and drifting snow to cover plowed roadways.
For winter weather road conditions go to www.511Virginia.org, look at the orange bar on the top of the page and click on “Text Views” and then click on “Road Condition Table”. Look at the pull down box that lists all jurisdictions. In this box individual counties can be chosen to view.
The 12-county VDOT Salem District includes the counties of Bedford, Botetourt, Carroll, Craig, Franklin, Floyd, Giles, Henry, Montgomery, Patrick, Pulaski and Roanoke. VDOT is responsible for maintaining county roads; cities and large towns are responsible for snow removal on roads maintained by that locality.
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