Snow falls and Floyd County copes

The snow Friday comes and goes in bands: Some heavy, some moderate, some light. Some ice mixed in. The forecasters still predict 15 to 20 inches before it all ends sometime Saturday night, followed by days of warmer rain and snow-melting rain. The storm is still classified as a blizzard.  Many secondary roads in Floyd […]

More slurry slop

Earlier this month we were promised fixes to the incredibly poor resurfacing job by Slurry Paving of Richmond on U.S. 221 from Christiansburg Pike north to Roger Road.

The company arrived back last week and “finished up” at the beginning of this week.

The result? More of the same.

‘Pave Vaughn’s Mill Road’

Residents on or near Vaughn’s Mill Road in the Indian Valley section of Floyd County have a message for the Virginia Department of Transportation:  “Pave it.” As one of the county’s many unpaved roads, Vaughn’s Mill is a sometimes muddy, sometimes dusty and always problem-plagued road, five speakers told VDOT at a public hearing on […]

VDOT says ‘stay home’

With some precipitation still falling at 11 a.m. and traffic problems multiplying,  Virginia Department of Transportation officials are urging those who don’t have to be on the roads to stay home until the temperature warms and snow clearance catches up with the storm. The southbound lane of U.S. Route 220 in Henry County is closed […]

Mother’s snow job

Funny thing about Mother Nature.  Just when one thinks they have figured her out she roars back in a bitchy way and bites all of us. The snow that wasn’t expected to even hit much of the area dropped at least two inches along with reports of four or more and Floyd County awoke Friday […]