SALEM – Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews and contractors are deployed in western Virginia actively plowing and treating roads. VDOT is advising that motorists avoid travel as the winter storm is expected to continue throughout the day.
A wintry mix of precipitation is affecting travel with some roads covered in snow and sleet with freezing rain creating icy conditions on others. Road conditions could change rapidly as the storm continues.
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).
Road conditions will improve once precipitation stops and operators make more progress.
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.