Jen Ward 540-387-5238
April 9, 2016
ICY AREAS ON ROADS SATURDAY DUE TO CLIPPER SYSTEM
Possibility of snow and slick roads in our area
SALEM – A clipper system has moved into our area this morning and is currently producing snow and sleet in higher elevations. Snow is being reported in some areas combined with high winds which may cause low visibility. Virginia Department of Transportation crews are monitoring roads and are prepared to plow and treat roads as necessary.
Motorists should be aware of possible slick road conditions on Interstates, primary and secondary roads, particularly in the higher elevations. With these low temperatures, patches of ice are possible on roadways and bridges and have been reported on I-81 at exits 118 in Montgomery County, exit 89 in Pulaski County and in Carroll County on I-81 and I-77.
Motorists are encouraged to get real-time traffic information and road conditions for Virginia roads by using VDOT’s 511 free mobile app or the www.511Virginia.org website and phone system.
For more information on winter travel, go to http://www.virginiadot.org/travel/snow.asp.
To report road hazards or ask questions about road issues, call VDOT’s 24-hour Customer Service Center at 800-FOR-ROAD (800-367-7623).
The Salem District includes the counties of Bedford, Botetourt, Carroll, Craig, Floyd, Franklin, Giles, Henry, Montgomery, Patrick, Pulaski, and Roanoke.
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