Nov. 27, 2013
SALEM DISTRICT: DRIVERS SHOULD USE CAUTION AS SNOW SHOWERS MAY CAUSE SLICK ROADS
Travelers should check road conditions and watch for icy spots
SALEM – As a winter storm system continues to make its way through southwestern Virginia, drivers should use caution, watch for icy spots or slick roads, particularly in the higher elevations, in the New River Valley and in the counties along the West Virginia border.
If temperatures drop, wintry participation could create slick roads and conditions could change. Motorists should be alert to possible icy spots in cooler areas such as bridges and overpasses or snow-covered roads particularly in the higher elevations.
Crews with the Virginia Department of Transportation and its contractors will continue to monitor road conditions throughout the day and into the evening and overnight hours and will be responding as necessary.
Travelers are reminded that they 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.
Citizens are reminded that they can report downed trees on state-maintained roads to VDOT’s customer service center at 1-800-367-7623.
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