VDOT: Roads mostly clear, but refreezing a concern overnight and Thursday morning

SALEM – (4:30 p.m.) Drivers will find the interstates and the primary roads (those numbered 1-599) in western Virginia are clear this afternoon and heading into the overnight hours.

Conditions on secondary roads (those numbered 600 and above) and neighborhood streets range from clear to mostly clear with isolated slick spots. There are some snow-covered roads in northern Botetourt County where plowing continues.

Motorists should still watch for isolated slick spots on all routes, particularly in cooler areas like bridges and overpasses. Refreezing is a definite concern overnight as temperatures are expected to fall.

Tonight and overnight, crews will be continuing to work and will be monitoring for refreezing, removing downed trees and plowing drifting snow.

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.