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VDOT: Be alert to changing road conditions


BRISTOL— With snow and sleet falling in areas of southwestern Virginia, The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) reports motorist should be alert to rapidly changing travel conditions. 


Following are the conditions on roadways in southwestern Virginia:

-          Interstates 81 and 77 are currently clear.

-          Be alert to slick travel conditions in the Chilhowie area of Smyth County.

-          Many routes in Scott County have slush and slick conditions.  Use caution.

-          Snow and ice patches, creating slick travel conditions, are reported in most counties in southwestern Virginia.

Crews first begin clearing interstates, primary roads and major secondary roads that connect localities, fire stations, employment hubs, military posts, schools, hospitals and other important public facilities. Secondary roads and subdivision streets will be treated if multiday storms hit the commonwealth, but crews will focus efforts on those roads that carry the most traffic.

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