VDOT warns of ice covered roads in the New River Valley

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Virginia Department of Transportation is warning people not to drive until later today due to icy road conditions.

Secondary roads and neighborhood streets in the New River Valley are covered in ice. This includes Botetourt, Craig, Pulaski, Montgomery, Floyd and Roanoke counties.

Interstate 81, 581 and 77 and primary roads (those numbered 1-599) are in minor condition. These routes are mostly clear with isolated slick spots. VDOT says drivers should still use caution on bridges, overpasses, ramps and in cooler areas on these routes.

Secondary roads and neighborhood streets in other portions of the region are mostly clear with isolated slick spots. VDOT says 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.

Drivers can check for road conditions, traffic incidents, and congestion on Virginia roads at www.511Virginia.org