VDOT News - Salem
Jason Bond 540-387-5493
Jan. 12, 2016
SALEM DISTRICT: SNOW SHOWERS MAY CAUSE SLICK ROADS THIS AFTERNOON, PARTICULARLY IN THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS
Drivers should check road conditions and use caution
SALEM – With a winter storm system forecasted to make its way through southwestern Virginia today, drivers should watch for icy spots or slick roads, particularly in the higher elevations, in the New River Valley and Hillsville area, and in the counties along the West Virginia border.
With low temperatures, wintry precipitation could create slick roads and conditions could change rapidly. Motorists should pay particular attention to bridges, overpasses and elevated surfaces that may become slick or snow-covered before other areas.
Crews with the Virginia Department of Transportation will monitor road conditions and respond as necessary.
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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