Jen Ward 540-387-5238
March 4, 2016
SALEM DISTRICT: ICY SPOTS AND RE-FREEZING OVERNIGHT MAY CAUSE DELAYS DURING MORNING COMMUTE
SALEM – Overnight snow showers passed through southwest Virginia creating some icy roads in the region. Virginia Department of Transportation crews have been attending to roads throughout the night and will continue to monitor and address road conditions today.
As of 4:30 a.m. this morning, drivers will find the interstates and most primary roads (those numbered 1-599) in minor to clear condition with isolated slick spots. With low temperatures overnight, drivers should be alert to re-freezing on the roadway.
Many secondary roads (those numbed 600 and above), particularly in Giles and Pulaski counties, are in minor condition with icy patches present on roadways.
Drivers should use extra caution this morning as roads that appear wet may be icy as re-freezing develops due to low temperatures. Motorists should use caution, particularly on bridges, overpasses, shaded areas and elevated surfaces which may produce icy conditions first.
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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