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March 14, 2017



SALEM DISTRICT: ROADS ARE WET BUT WATCH FOR SLICK SPOTS IF TEMPERATURE FALLS

SALEM – (4:30 a.m.) In western Virginia, roads are wet this morning, and there are no reports of road conditions due to snow or ice in the 12-county Salem transportation district.  However, drivers should watch for possible slick spots, particularly in the higher elevations and in cooler areas as temperatures are hovering right around freezing.

Pavement temperatures have stayed above freezing overnight, so the wintry mix of rain, sleet and snow that has fallen has not accumulated on roadways.  A change in just a few degrees in the temperature could cause icing, so drivers should use caution, particularly in the higher elevations where conditions could change if the temperature falls.

Travelers 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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