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Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176
Paula.Jones@vdot.virginia.gov
434-942-0062
LYN-09-047

March 2, 2009



11 A.M. ROAD CONDITIONS

LYNCHBURG – As of 11:00 a.m. the primary routes in the Lynchburg District of the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) are reported to be in moderate condition.

Moderate conditions mean that there is snow or ice on portions of the roadway. Snow tires and chains are recommended when traveling.

In addition, secondary routes are in severe condition and covered by heavy deep snow.

VDOT crews have been pushing snow on primary and major secondary routes since last night and with daybreak and the addition of sunshine conditions have improved.

Extra care still needs to be taken on bridges and overpasses which freeze before road surfaces.

While road conditions are currently improving, any snow that melts today will likely refreeze tonight when temperatures drop into the low to middle teens.

The Lynchburg District includes Amherst, Appomattox, Buckingham, Campbell, Charlotte, Cumberland, Halifax, Nelson, Pittsylvania and Prince Edward counties.

If driving today and into Tuesday morning, allow extra time to reach your destination.

Drive slowly and keep a safe distance behind other vehicles and, most importantly, know the conditions before venturing out onto the roads.

Call 511 (where unavailable call 1-800-578-4111) or visit the 511 website at www.511Virginia.org.

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