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Jason Bond 540-387-5493
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Feb. 28, 2015



SALEM DISTRICT: WINTRY MIX COULD BRING SLICK ROADS
Drivers should monitor road conditions and use caution on Sunday

SALEM – With winter weather forecasted to impact portions of southwestern Virginia starting on Sunday, March 1, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is advising motorists to expect possible slick or icy road conditions.  Wintry precipitation could create slick roads and conditions could change rapidly.

VDOT crews and contractors will begin monitoring conditions on Saturday night and will continue overnight into Sunday to treat or plow roads as necessary.

Drivers should pay particular attention to bridges, overpasses, curves, shaded areas, higher elevations, cooler spots and elevated surfaces that may become slick or icy before other areas.  

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.



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