Jen Ward 540-387-5238
Jan. 19, 2016
SALEM DISTRICT: VDOT PREPARES FOR CLIPPER SYSTEM ON WEDNESDAY
Possibility of snow and slick roads in our area
SALEM – A clipper system moving into our area on the afternoon of Wednesday, January 20, may produce snow and icy conditions in our area. Virginia Department of Transportation snow plow operators and contractors will be monitoring the forecast and are prepared to plow and treat roads as necessary.
With low temperatures, patches of ice are possible on roadways tomorrow night. Motorists should be aware of possible slick road conditions particularly in the higher elevations and along the western mountain slopes.
Motorists are encouraged to get real-time traffic information and road conditions for Virginia roads by using VDOT’s 511 free mobile app or the www.511Virginia.org website and phone system.
For more information on winter travel, go to http://www.virginiadot.org/travel/snow.asp.
To report road hazards or ask questions about road issues, call VDOT’s 24-hour Customer Service Center at 800-FOR-ROAD (800-367-7623).
The Salem District includes the counties of Bedford, Botetourt, Carroll, Craig, Floyd, Franklin, Giles, Henry, Montgomery, Patrick, Pulaski, and Roanoke.
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