Dangerous weather conditions and multiple crashes prompt driving advisory from VDOT

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Roanoke (WSLS 10)- The Virginia Department of Transportation is advising people who don't have to drive this morning to stay off the road.

A freezing rain advisory in our area until 11 a.m. this morning.

Several accidents have been reported, including one involving three tractor trailers on I-81 near Mile Marker 172 North Bound that backed traffic up for miles.  This accident cleared around 8:30 a.m.

Northbound lanes of Highway 501 are closed at Old Forest Road and Timberlake Road because of accidents.

Another accident has traffic blocked on Wards Road at Candlers Mountain Road.

If you do have to go out, make sure you play it safe and give yourself plenty of time to get to your destination.

You can also download the Storm Team 10 Weather App for all your weather and traffic information.    

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