SALEM – Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) equipment operators and contractors in western Virginia have made good progress on plowing and treating interstate and primary (those roads numbered 1-599) roads this morning. Plowing on secondary roads and neighborhood streets (those numbered 600 and above) is underway throughout the region.
Interstates 77, 81 and 581 are in minor condition, which means they are mostly clear with isolated slick spots. Drivers should use caution and watch for icy spots, especially on ramps and overpasses.
Most primary roads (those numbered 1-599) are also in minor condition, so drivers should expect slick spots.
Plowing on secondary roads and neighborhood streets will continue. Operators will make as much progress as possible today on these routes.
Travelers are reminded that they can get real-time information on road conditions and traffic incidents on Virginia roads by using VDOT’s 511 free mobile app or the www.511Virginia.org website and phone system.
To report debris, downed trees or other hazards on the roadway, call VDOT’s Customer Service Center at 1-800-367-ROAD (7623). Citizens should call 911 to report emergencies.
The Salem District includes the counties of Bedford, Botetourt, Carroll, Craig, Floyd, Franklin, Giles, Henry, Montgomery, Patrick, Pulaski, and Roanoke.VDOT: