Jen Ward 540-387-5238
Jan. 14, 2015
SALEM DISTRICT: ICY ROAD CONDITIONS POSSIBLE OVERNIGHT AND EARLY THURSDAY MORNING
SALEM (3:00 p.m.) – Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) equipment operators and contractors in western Virginia have taken advantage of the daytime hours by treating primary and secondary roads throughout the district.
Due to temperatures that are expected to drop below freezing this evening, icy road conditions are possible as moisture on road surfaces will freeze back, especially overnight. Motorists should use caution this evening and until temperatures rise and road conditions improve.
VDOT crews will continue to monitor weather forecasts and road conditions throughout the evening and overnight hours and will be responding as necessary.
For the latest information on this traffic alert, visit www.511Virginia.org or follow us on twitter at @511southwestva or @VaDOTSalem. 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 and the 511 website.
The 12-county VDOT Salem District includes the counties of Bedford, Botetourt, Carroll, Craig, Franklin, Floyd, Giles, Henry, Montgomery, Patrick, Pulaski and Roanoke.
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