Jen Ward 540-387-5238

SAL 149

Feb. 22, 2015

Wet roads expected to refreeze overnight with lower temperatures

SALEM – Equipment operators and contractors with the Virginia Department of Transportation have made significant progress on plowing secondary roads (those numbered 600 and above) and neighborhood streets today in western Virginia.  

In the 12-county Salem District, equipment operators have plowed almost all secondary hard-surfaced roads and expect to complete the remaining overnight.  Progress has been slower on plowing secondary roads in northern Botetourt County, northern Bedford County, Craig County and Giles County where snow fall amounts were higher.   

VDOT crews and contractors will continue working tonight to monitor conditions on main roads due to refreezing and will continue plowing secondary routes.

Drivers should be aware of the following:

• Interstates (I-77, I-81, I-581) are clear.  Watch for icy spots on ramps overnight.

• Primary roads are in clear to minor condition, which means there may be slick spots.  VDOT crews will monitor these routes overnight to treat any refreezing.

• Plowed secondary roads may be wet and refreeze overnight.  Drivers should use caution.

• VDOT crews and contractors will continue plowing secondary roads overnight.

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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