Frigid temps bring possibility of refreeze tonight

Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2024 (11:30 a.m.)

BRISTOL — Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews continue efforts to clear interstate and primary highways in southwest Virginia, moving to secondary routes (routes numbered 600 and above) in many areas.

With snowfall totals in Southwest Virginia ranging between two and ten inches, crews have been working since the early morning hours January 15 and will continue their efforts to plow and address icy spots. 

Slick conditions are possible this evening due to temperatures dropping to the single digits overnight. Bridges and overpasses tend to refreeze before the roadways. 

Key reminders:

  • Make alternate arrangements to avoid travel during adverse weather.
  • Motorists should pack an emergency kit and blankets, and have mobile devices fully charged in the event of a breakdown or emergency.
  • VDOT’s free mobile 511 app offers access to traffic cameras, weather and more. Traffic information is also available at or by calling 511 from any phone.
  • VDOT’s Customer Service Center is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Citizens can dial 1-800-FOR- ROAD (1-800-367-7623) from anywhere in the state to report road hazards, ask transportation questions, or get information related to Virginia’s roads.
  • The Bristol District Twitter feed is at @VDOTBristol and the district also has a Facebook group. VDOT can be followed on Flickr, Twitter and YouTube. RSS feeds are also available for statewide information. The VDOT Web page is located at

The VDOT Bristol District serves Lee, Scott, Wise, Dickenson, Washington, Smyth, Russell, Buchanan, Tazewell, Bland, Wythe and Grayson counties.

Last updated: July 19, 2024

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