Salem District: Watch for icy spots on interstates and many main roads

Many secondary roads have a glaze of ice due to low temperatures

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SALEM — Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews and contractors have been treating roads and applying abrasives in portions of western Virginia since early this morning.

Freezing rain has created icy patches and slick spots on primary roads (1-599) and a glaze of ice on secondary roads (those numbered 600 and above) in most of the counties in our district from Carroll County up to Botetourt County. Drivers will find the interstates (I-81 and I-77) are mostly clear with isolated slick spots.

In addition, with temperatures hovering around freezing, drivers should use caution and reduce speed on bridges, ramps and overpasses as the low temperatures may produce icy conditions. While roads may appear wet, ice may be present instead.

Crews are continuing to monitor road conditions and will respond as necessary.

For the latest road condition information, visit www.511Virginia.org.

For more updates on local conditions in our area, follow us in our Facebook Community for Salem District at https://www.facebook.com/groups/VDOTSalem or on Twitter @VaDOTSalem.

The Salem District includes the counties of Bedford, Botetourt, Carroll, Craig, Floyd, Franklin, Giles, Henry, Montgomery, Patrick, Pulaski, and Roanoke.

 

Last updated: July 17, 2024

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