The Bedford Fire Department has stated through its Twitter account there was one fatality in a fire this morning on Saber Court, located off of Blackwater Road in Forest.
The Bedford Fire Department was assisting the Forest Fire Department in responding to the call. According to the note posted on Twitter, it was a mobile home fire.
According to Lt. Ryan Burnette of the Forest Volunteer Fire Department the call for the fire came in about 4:45 a.m. Burnette said the mobile home was fully involved in the fire when firefighters arrived.
Drivers encouraged to monitor weather forecasts and plan ahead
SALEM– The Virginia Department of Transportation’s Salem District is gearing up again to respond to anticipated winter weather in western Virginia. VDOT has prepared equipment and alerted employees and contractors to be ready to mobilize.
SALEM DISTRICT: DRIVING WILL BE A CHALLENGE DURING THE EVENING COMMUTE
Drivers are encouraged to avoid southbound I-81 in Montgomery County
SALEM– Many roads remain mostly snow covered in western Virginia as snow continues to fall. Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews and contractors continue to plow and treat primary roads (those numbered 1-599) and interstates.
SALEM DISTRICT: CREWS WORKING ON SECONDARY ROADS AND NEIGHBORHOOD STREETS
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.
With snowfall in southwest Virginia expected to begin before dawn this morning and continue into the evening, the Virginia Department of Transportation is encouraging drivers to avoid unnecessary travel today until after the storm passes and road conditions improve.