|IMMEDIATE - 11 a.m.
Jason Bond 540-387-5493
Sept. 17, 2018
MOTORISTS URGED TO CHECK VIRGINIA 511 FOR FLOODED ROAD INFORMATION BEFORE TRAVELLING
SALEM – Throughout the day, crews with the Virginia Department of Transportation will continue to respond to the immediate concerns of downed trees, mudslides and high water throughout western Virginia.
As streams continue to swell and water recedes, conditions will change, so motorists should drive with caution and check the latest road conditions before travelling.
The most up-to-date information about flooded roads is available 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.
As of 11 a.m., around 120 roads throughout VDOT’s Salem District remain blocked by trees or are beneath water. Most of these impacts are in Floyd, Franklin, Henry, Patrick and Carroll counties. Conditions are constantly changing.
VDOT reminds motorists not to drive through ponding water or around barricades.
As water recedes, VDOT will inspect structures and roadways before they can reopen or be repaired. Some roads may require lengthy closures depending on the extent of damage and how soon repairs can be completed.
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.
Traffic information is also available on Twitter @511southwestva.
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