SALEM – Starting at 7 p.m. yesterday, Virginia Department of Transportation crews and hired contractors in the Salem transportation district began working in 12-hour shifts to address road conditions caused by snow and to remove trees and other debris that fell into roadways due to the strong winds generated from Hurricane Sandy.
Snow created slick roads only in the higher elevations with most accumulating snow reported further west. As of 4:30 a.m., there are no road conditions reported in the Salem District due to snow. The Salem transportation district includes the counties of Bedford, Botetourt, Carroll, Craig, Floyd, Franklin, Giles, Henry, Montgomery, Patrick, Pulaski and Roanoke.
VDOT crews in western Virginia were very busy last night clearing roads of debris and numerous fallen trees caused by high winds.
To report downed trees or hazardous road conditions on state maintained roads, call VDOT’s Customer Service Center at 1-800-FOR-ROAD (800-367-7623).
For up to the minute road and traffic conditions, log onto www.511virginia.org.