SALEM – Warm temperatures and the efforts of snow plow drivers have improved road conditions throughout western Virginia. Most primary routes (those numbered 1-599) and all interstates (I-77, I-81 and I-581) are in minor condition, which means they are mostly clear with isolated slick spots.
Drifting snow has covered portions of Route 221 and Route 8 in Floyd County, so these roads are considered to be in moderate condition.
Snow plow drivers throughout the region are currently working to plow secondary roads (those numbered 600 and above) and neighborhood streets.
Citizens are asked to remain patient as equipment operators are working as quickly as possible to plow residential streets. Motorists should also remember that patches of frozen, packed-down snow or ice may remain after these roads are plowed.
VDOT encourages citizens to shovel snow to the right as they face the street as this will lessen the amount of snow pushed back into driveways when snow plows pass through. As reminder, VDOT does not plow private roads or driveways.
While warmer temperatures are helping to melt snow and ice today, low temperatures tonight could mean slick roads and icy conditions.
The Salem District includes the counties of Bedford, Botetourt, Carroll, Craig, Floyd, Franklin, Giles, Henry, Montgomery, Patrick, Pulaski and Roanoke.