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Jason Bond 540-387-5493

SAL 82

March 14, 2017


SALEM – Although roads in western Virginia are clear this afternoon following the recent winter storm, the Virginia Department of Transportation cautions drivers to be alert to refreezing conditions overnight as temperatures fall below freezing.  Any moisture on road surfaces will turn to ice.

VDOT reminds drivers of the following:

Be alert to icy spots.  In addition to refreezing, drivers should watch out for snow showers passing through the region creating slick conditions in some areas.  VDOT workers will be monitoring conditions overnight to respond as necessary, watching closely the western slopes and higher elevations as well as bridges and overpasses.

Watch for downed trees.  Strong winds may topple trees, especially those covered in snow or ice from the recent storm.  To report downed trees on state maintained roads, contact VDOT’s Customer Service Center at 1-800-FOR-ROAD (1-800-367-7623). 

Check road conditions.  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 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.

Information in VDOT news releases was accurate at the time the release was published. For the most current information about projects or programs, please visit the project or program Web pages. You may find those by searching by keyword in the search Virginia DOT box above.

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