Jen Ward 540-387-5238
Dec. 9, 2017
SALEM DISTRICT: COLD TEMPERATURES THIS EVENING MAY CAUSE RE-FREEZING TONIGHT AND FOR MORNING COMMUTERS
SALEM –Virginia Department of Transportation crews and contractors are continuing to monitor and address road conditions this evening as dropping temperatures create the potential for re-freezing on roadways. Drivers should use extra caution, particularly on bridges, overpasses, shaded areas and elevated surfaces which may produce icy conditions that may not be easily visible.
Interstates and primary roads are in minor to clear condition heading into the overnight hours. Drivers are encouraged to allow for extra travel time tomorrow morning and to watch for isolated slick spots on bridges and ramps on Interstates (I-77, I-81 and I-581) and primary roads (those numbered 1-599).
Secondary roads (those numbered 600 and above) are in minor to clear condition throughout the Salem District. Drivers should watch for slick spots on secondary roads, neighborhood streets and subdivisions, especially in areas that are mostly in the shade during the day.
Travelers are reminded that they can get real-time information on road conditions and traffic incidents on Virginia roads by using VDOT’s 511 free mobile app or the www.511Virginia.org website and phone system.
The Salem District includes the counties of Bedford, Botetourt, Carroll, Craig, Floyd, Franklin, Giles, Henry, Montgomery, Patrick, Pulaski, and Roanoke.
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