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Feb. 19, 2015



SALEM DISTRICT: WATCH FOR REFREEZING AND DRIFTING SNOW TONIGHT

SALEM – Motorists should expect possible icy conditions on roadways when temperatures fall even lower tonight.

Drivers should be alert to the following:

• Today’s sunshine has melted some snow, so roads that appear wet will refreeze tonight when temperatures fall after sunset.

• Secondary roads (those numbered 600 and above) and neighborhood streets remain covered with frozen ice and snow which will refreeze overnight.  Do not expect clear pavement until temperatures rise.


• Windy conditions are expected so powdery snow on the ground could drift and cover previously plowed roadways.


• High winds could down trees and block roads.

To report debris, downed trees or other hazards on the roadway, call VDOT’s Customer Service Center at 1-800-367-ROAD (7623).  

The Salem District includes the counties of Bedford, Botetourt, Carroll, Craig, Floyd, Franklin, Giles, Henry, Montgomery, Patrick, Pulaski, and Roanoke.



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