Jen Ward 540-387-5238
March 5, 2015
SALEM DISTRICT: VDOT CREWS FOCUSING ON SECONDARY ROADS BUT DRIVERS SHOULD EXPECT ROADS TO REFREEZE OVERNIGHT
SALEM – (9:45 p.m.) Virginia Department of Transportation crews and contractors are currently focused on plowing secondary roads throughout the district. The Interstates and primary roads are in minor condition with some patches of ice and snow, especially on bridges and ramps. Crews will continue to plow and treat roads as necessary overnight.
Motorists should expect icy conditions tonight and tomorrow morning on roadways as temperatures fall tonight. Drivers should not expect clear pavement on secondary roads and in neighborhoods until temperatures rise.
Areas of flooding in Botetourt, Giles, and Montgomery have been reported as well as downed trees from the wet snow. Drivers are encouraged to use caution when approaching pooling water on roadways. To report debris, downed trees or other hazards on the roadway, call VDOT’s Customer Service Center at 1-800-367-ROAD (7623).
Motorists can get real-time information on road conditions, traffic incidents and congestion on Virginia roads by using VDOT’s 511 free mobile app or the www.511Virginia.org website and phone system.
The Salem District includes the counties of Bedford, Botetourt, Carroll, Craig, Floyd, Franklin, Giles, Henry, Montgomery, Patrick, Pulaski, and Roanoke.
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