|IMMEDIATE - 5 a.m.
Jason Bond 540-387-5493
March 25, 2018
SALEM DISTRICT: NEW RIVER VALLEY ROADS AND MANY SECONDARY ROUTES REMAIN COVERED IN SNOW
Consider postponing travel until temperatures rise and road conditions improve
SALEM (5 a.m.) – Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews and contractors are deployed in western Virginia and are working in 12-hour shifts, around the clock, to plow and treat roads. Crews are also responding to downed trees in some locations caused by heavy wet snow.
This morning, road conditions vary in the region, with counties in the New River Valley experiencing the most snow on roadways. Crews are still working on the interstate and primary roads where snow has covered many roads. Snow covered main roads are reported in Giles, Montgomery, Floyd and Pulaski counties.
Outside the New River Valley, drivers can expect most primary roads, those numbered 1-599, to be mostly clear with isolated slick spots. Drivers should still use caution on these routes especially on bridges, overpasses, cooler and elevated surfaces.
Secondary roads and neighborhood streets, particularly in Carroll, Franklin, Montgomery, Pulaski, Patrick, Giles, Henry, and Floyd counties have not been plowed this morning and remain covered with several inches of deep snow.
Drivers are encouraged to consider postponing travel until later in the day when conditions will improve once road crews make more progress on plowing and temperatures rise.
Road condition information can be obtained by dialing 511 or visiting www.511Virginia.org
VDOT also suggests that citizens shovel to the right when facing the road so less snow is plowed back into driveways when plows pass.
The Salem District includes the counties of Bedford, Botetourt, Carroll, Craig, Floyd, Franklin, Giles, Henry, Montgomery, Patrick, Pulaski and Roanoke.
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