VDOT crews prepare area roads for snow

Local News

SALEM, Va. (WFXR) — Crews are hard at work preparing roads for snow and winter weather across central and southwest Virginia.

Jason Bond, spokesperson for the Virginia Department of Transportation, said roads in our area were pre-treated with a brine solution before snow began to fall.

“That will help if we start to see some accumulation,” he said. “It will help us plow and treat those roads a little bit faster.”

If you must drive, Bond urges drivers to use caution.

“There is the potential that all the slush that you see as part of this winter weather event will freeze with these overnight temperatures. We could see some icy roads, particularly in those colder areas, as those temperatures drop overnight. That’s a real concern for drivers.”

The WFXR Weather Team has the latest forecast on the WFXR Weather Blog.


Get breaking news, weather, and sports delivered to your smartphone with the WFXR News app available on Apple and Android.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

News tips

Do you have a news tip or breaking news to share with WFXR?  Submit your tip here.

Latest News

More News

News Tip Form