Jason Bond 540-387-5493
Jan. 26, 2011
ROAD CONDITIONS IN WESTERN VIRGINIA COULD WORSEN AS TEMPERATURES DROP
Roads are mostly wet with slick spots particularly in cooler areas
SALEM – As of 3 p.m., most roads in the Virginia Department of Transportation’s Salem District are in minor condition which means they are mostly wet with isolated slick spots, particularly in colder areas. The Salem District includes the counties of Bedford, Botetourt, Carroll, Craig, Floyd, Franklin, Giles, Henry, Montgomery, Patrick, Pulaski and Roanoke.
A mix of winter precipitation continues to fall in western Virginia, so road conditions could change rapidly with additional winter weather and lower temperatures. Temperatures are expected to remain near freezing today and drop tonight.
Motorists should use caution if traveling this evening or overnight as icy road conditions may form as temperatures drop.
VDOT snow plow drivers and contractors have plowed and treated roads today as the wintry mix has included snow and sleet at times. Crews will continue working overnight to monitor roads and plow and treat as needed.
For the latest road conditions, motorists can dial 511 or visit www.511Virginia.org.
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