Jason Bond 540-387-5493
March 25, 2018
SALEM DISTRICT: ROAD CONDITIONS IMPROVING WITH SUNSHINE BUT MANY ROADS STILL SNOW COVERED
Crews working on secondary roads and removing downed trees
SALEM (10:30 a.m.) – Drivers should expect snow covered roads in some portions of southwestern Virginia as they will encounter snow-covered roads. Motorists can expect the following:
-I-81 and I-77 are clear.
- Most primary roads in the Roanoke Valley and east of Roanoke are mostly clear with possible icy spots.
- Snow covered roads remain through the New River Valley where crews are working on the main roads and plowing secondary routes (those numbered 600 and above). Removing downed trees is slowing efforts.
- Most secondary roads in Franklin County and the counties around Martinsville and Hillsville are still snow covered, but crews are starting to plow these routes. Downed trees are slowing progress.
VDOT suggests that citizens shovel to the right when facing the road so less snow is plowed back into driveways when plows pass.
Road condition information can be obtained by dialing 511 or visiting www.511Virginia.org
The Salem District includes the counties of Bedford, Botetourt, Carroll, Craig, Floyd, Franklin, Giles, Henry, Montgomery, Patrick, Pulaski and Roanoke.
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