Road conditions in Southwest Virginia
Monday's wintry mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain combined with overnight cold pavement temperatures to create icy road conditions throughout southwestern Virginia.
If possible, drivers are strongly encouraged to consider postponing travel until later in the day when temperatures are expected to rise and road conditions will improve.
As of 6 a.m., road conditions in western Virginia range from minor (icy spots) to moderate (ice covered).
The highways and main roads are mostly clear with isolated slick spots.
Secondary roads and neighborhood streets in many counties, particularly in the New River Valley, are covered in ice. This includes secondary roads in Botetourt, Craig, Giles, Pulaski, Montgomery, Floyd and Roanoke counties.
Secondary roads and neighborhood streets in other portions of the region are mostly clear with isolated slick spots. Drivers should watch for icy patches on secondary roads, particularly in the higher elevations and on bridges and overpasses. Icy spots are reported on roads in Bedford, Carroll, Henry, Franklin and Patrick counties.
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