Jen Ward 540-387-5238
Dec. 8, 2017
SALEM DISTRICT: VDOT MONITORING ROADS AND TEMPERATURES AND WILL RESPOND
SALEM –The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will be monitoring road conditions today and overnight as a winter storm will pass through portions of western Virginia. Two factors that will affect road conditions: temperature and storm track.
Pavement temperatures are above freezing today but overnight and into the early morning hours as temperatures fall, snow and ice could start to form on some routes. Roads could become slick first in the higher elevations, bridges, ramps and overpasses.
More snow is expected in the eastern and southern portions of the Salem District, so snow covered roads are more likely in the counties around the Route 220 corridor tonight and into the overnight hours.
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.