Drivers should check road conditions and use caution
SALEM – With a winter storm system forecasted to make its way through southwestern Virginia this weekend, 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.
If temperatures drop during nighttime hours, wintry participation 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 and its contractors will continue to monitor road conditions throughout the weekend and will be responding 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.