VDOT reminds drivers of continuing winter impacts on travel

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ROANOKE, Virginia (WDBJ/VDOT Release) – Weather reports say winter rains will end in western Virginia over the Christmas weekend, but VDOT says roads will freeze as extremely low temperatures continue over the weekend. will remain. Slippery roads are likely to continue until temperatures rise above freezing next week.

click here About VDOT road conditions where you are.

VDOT alerts drivers who need to move, especially on secondary routes (routes numbered 600 and above) and on nearby roads. Roads that appear wet freeze due to frigid temperatures. Be especially careful in areas where freezing is likely to occur, such as bridges, overpasses, mountainous areas, and shaded areas.

Strong winds are likely to continue into the weekend. High winds have helped dry the roads, while low temperatures can refreeze wet or wet surfaces during the night hours.

Frequent gusts of 40 to 50 mph are expected Friday night, and fallen trees and other debris are likely on the roads. higher altitude.

To report fallen trees or debris on the road, visit or call 800-FOR-ROAD (367-7623) to contact VDOT’s 24-hour customer service center. Please give me.

VDOT safety and travel resources

VDOT encourages residents and drivers to plan their trips in advance, check road conditions, prepare emergency car kits, follow forecasts and announcements, and limit travel accordingly.

Drivers are encouraged to visit, call 511, or check the 511 Virginia mobile app for up-to-date road and traffic conditions prior to travel.

VDOT Driving Tips

・Be careful of areas that may freeze, such as shade and bridges.

· Maintain a safe distance of at least 5 seconds behind other vehicles or trucks plowing the road.

・Be sure to wear your seat belt.


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