VDOT News - Salem



Jason Bond 540-387-5493

SAL 159

Feb. 7, 2016

Drivers should monitor weather forecasts and expect possible changing road conditions

SALEM – With a wintry-mix weather system forecast to pass through western Virginia over the next couple of days, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is advising motorists to expect possible snow-covered, slick or icy road conditions. 

Drivers are encouraged to monitor weather reports and plan travel accordingly.

Road conditions could change rapidly, especially if temperatures drop, and slick roads may impact travel, particularly during the afternoon commute on Monday, Feb. 8. 

VDOT crews and contractors are watching weather forecasts closely and will be monitoring conditions on Monday, Feb. 8, and Tuesday, Feb. 9, to treat or plow roads as necessary, but drivers should be ready for possible slick roads throughout the region.

Drivers should pay particular attention to bridges, overpasses, curves, shaded areas, higher elevations, cooler spots and elevated surfaces that may become slick or snow-covered 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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