March 2, 2009

Dangerous driving conditions result

LYNCHBURG – Heavy snow has fallen across the 10-county Lynchburg District and driving is difficult, if not dangerous at this time. High winds are creating drifts and trees and limbs are reported down at various locations.

Crews are pushing snow on primary and major secondary routes and will to do so as long as the snow continues to fall. VDOT’s goal is to have all roads passable within 48 hours after a storm ends.

As of 4:00 a.m., the following primary road conditions were reported in the district.

Amherst, Buckingham, Cumberland, Nelson and Prince Edward counties – Severe conditions. Severe conditions are those in which there is drifting snow or partially blocked roadways. Snow tires or chains are necessary.

Appomattox, Campbell, Charlotte, Halifax and Pittsylvania counties – Moderate conditions. Moderate conditions are conditions in which snow or ice cover major portions of the roadway and snow tires or chains are advisable.

Traffic alerts and current road conditions can be obtained by calling 511. In areas where 511 is unavailable, dial 1-800-578-4111.

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