(WFXR) — As the countdown to kickoff for Superbowl Sunday continues, drivers in Southwest Virginia should stay cautious for anticipated wintery-weather conditions on the roads.

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has some things that drivers should keep in mind as they head out to celebrate, starting with if you are nervous about driving in hazardous conditions, you should stay off the roads.

VDOT says one degree could mean the difference between rain and ice, which could affect road conditions and safety for drivers. They warn that bridges, overpasses, and shaded areas are usually the first areas to freeze.

Drivers should check road conditions before heading out the door, drive cautiously, and always wear a seatbelt.

To check weather conditions, drivers can call 511, check the Virginia mobile app, or visit the VDOT website online for up-to-date information on road and traffic conditions.