VDOT Warns of Icy Roads for Monday Morning Commute

SALEM – The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is warning drivers to watch out for icy spots on roadways throughout western Virginia as low overnight temperatures may cause re-freezing of any moisture on roadways. Precipitation continues throughout the Commonwealth, and VDOT crews and contractors are monitoring for icy spots that may impact overnight travel and Monday morning commutes. Early morning refreeze is expected to impact western Virginia as cold temperatures will freeze wet roads.  Drivers should travel cautiously and pay particular attention to coolers spots like bridges, ramps, overpasses and shaded areas. Travelers are reminded that they can get real-time information on road conditions and traffic incidents on Virginia roads by using VDOT’s 511 free mobile app or the www.511Virginia.org website and phone system. The Salem District includes the counties of Bedford, Botetourt, Carroll, Craig, Floyd, Franklin, Giles, Henry, Montgomery, Patrick, Pulaski, and Roanoke.