Jason Bond 540-387-5493
Feb. 18, 2015
SALEM DISTRICT: DRIVERS SHOULD USE CAUTION ON SECONDARY ROADS AND NEIGHBORHOOD STREETS
Crews continuing to work on secondary roads today
SALEM (4:30 a.m.) – Snow plow operators and contractors with the Virginia Department of Transportation plowed secondary roads (those numbered 600 and above) last night and will continue working on these routes today.
Almost all secondary roads in the 12-county Salem District have had at least once pass with a snow plow. The remaining roads to be plowed are subdivision streets in Bedford, Franklin and Roanoke counties, and crews expect to complete these routes by mid-day today.
Plowed secondary roads are considered passable, but many remain covered in a frozen layer of packed snow and ice due to cold temperatures. Drivers should not expect clear pavement on these routes until temperatures rise.
Interstates and most primary roads (those numbered 1-599) are in minor condition, which means that drivers should watch for isolated slick spots particularly in cooler areas such as bridges, overpasses, ramps, higher elevations and shaded areas as there still may be slick spots.
Travelers are reminded that they can get real-time information on road conditions and traffic incidents on Virginia roads by using VDOT’s 511 free mobile app or the www.511Virginia.org website and phone system.
To report debris, downed trees or other hazards on the roadway, call VDOT’s Customer Service Center at 1-800-367-ROAD (7623).
The Salem District includes the counties of Bedford, Botetourt, Carroll, Craig, Floyd, Franklin, Giles, Henry, Montgomery, Patrick, Pulaski, and Roanoke.
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