VDOT News - Salem

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Feb. 7, 2021



SALEM DISTRICT: ROAD CONDITIONS EXPECTED TO IMPROVE LATER TODAY WITH WARMER TEMPERATURES
Some roads currently covered with snow and others have slick spots

SALEM – Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) mobilized crews and contractors last night to begin plowing and treating roads.
 
This morning, road conditions range from minor to moderate, which means many roads have isolated slicks spots while others are snow covered.
 
Roads in the New River Valley, around Hillsville and in the mountainous areas have seen more snow accumulation.   Conditions may change as the storm continues to pass through the region.
 
As long as the snow continues to fall, VDOT crews and contractors will continue to focus their efforts on roads that carry the most traffic and are making repeated passes over the interstates (I-77, I-81 and I-581) and primary roads (those numbered 1-599).  
 
Drivers should consider postponing travel until later today to give snowplow drivers more time to treat roads.  Today’s warmer temperatures are expected to help improve road conditions, but refreeze tonight is a concern.
 
The latest road condition information is available 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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