Jen Ward 540-387-5238
Feb. 9, 2016
SALEM DISTRICT: SLICK ROADS POSSIBLE DUE TO CONTINUING WINTRY MIX
Changing road conditions continue throughout the region
SALEM – With a wintry-mix weather system continuing to move through the district combined with low temperatures, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is advising motorists to expect possible snow-covered, slick or icy road conditions this evening and overnight.
Road conditions could change rapidly, especially if temperatures drop, and slick roads may impact travel, particularly during the afternoon commute on Tuesday, Feb. 9.
Drivers will find the interstates and most primary roads (those numbered 1-599) mostly clear with isolated slick spots. Secondary roads (those numbered 600 and above) are mostly clear with some snow and ice on roadways in Floyd and Montgomery counties.
Drivers should watch for possible slick roads throughout the region and pay particular attention to bridges, overpasses, curves, shaded areas, higher elevations, cooler spots and elevated surfaces that may produce icy conditions first.
Travelers are reminded that they can get real-time information on road conditions, traffic incidents and congestion on Virginia roads by using VDOT’s 511 free mobile app or the www.511Virginia.org website and phone system, which can help travelers plan their routes accordingly.
The Salem District includes the counties of Bedford, Botetourt, Carroll, Craig, Floyd, Franklin, Giles, Henry, Montgomery, Patrick, Pulaski, and Roanoke.
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