Jason Bond 540-387-5493
Nov. 27, 2013
SALEM DISTRICT: ROADS CLEAR EARLY THIS MORNING, BUT DRIVERS REMINDED TO CHECK FOR CHANGING CONDITIONS
Holiday travelers can check www.511Virginia.org for latest road conditions
SALEM – Crews with the Virginia Department of Transportation and its contractors in many counties in the Salem District were mobilized last night ready to plow and treat roads in the event of winter weather. However, with temperatures just above freezing this morning and rain in most counties, no road conditions are reported for the Salem District as of 5 a.m.
The Salem District includes the counties of Bedford, Botetourt, Carroll, Craig, Floyd, Franklin, Giles, Henry, Montgomery, Patrick, Pulaski, and Roanoke.
As a storm system continues to move through southwestern Virginia, road conditions could change throughout the day. If temperatures drop, then rain could transition to ice or snow could start to create slick roads, particularly in the higher elevations and counties bordering West Virginia and in the New River Valley.
With high winds expected as part of this weather event, citizens are reminded that they can report downed trees on state-maintained roads to VDOT’s customer service center at 1-800-367-7623.
Travelers 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.
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