Jason Bond 540-387-5493
Feb. 9, 2016
SALEM DISTRICT: COMMUTERS SHOULD WATCH FOR POSSIBLE ICY SPOTS PARTICULARLY ON BRIDGES AND OVERPASSES
Some secondary roads in the New River Valley snow covered
SALEM – Overnight snow showers passed through southwest Virginia creating some snow covered roads particularly in the higher elevations and along the western slopes and in the New River Valley.
This morning, drivers will find the interstates and most primary roads (those numbered 1-599) mostly clear with isolated slick spots.
Portions of Route 221 in Roanoke County and many secondary roads (those numbed 600 and above) in Floyd and Montgomery counties are snow covered.
Drivers should use extra caution this morning as roads that appear wet may be icy with low temperatures. Motorists should use caution, particularly on bridges, overpasses and elevated surfaces which may produce icy conditions first.
Virginia Department of Transportation crews have been out treating roads and bridges as needed and will continue to monitor and address road conditions today.
Traffic and road condition information can be obtained by dialing 511 or visiting www.511Virginia.org
The Salem District includes the counties of Bedford, Botetourt, Carroll, Craig, Floyd, Franklin, Giles, Henry, Montgomery, Patrick, Pulaski and Roanoke.
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