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LYN-09-044

March 2, 2009



HEAVY SNOW REPORTED ACROSS LYNCHBURG DISTRICT

LYNCHBURG – Up to six inches of snow has been reported across much of the Lynchburg District of the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) with snow continuing to fall. The Lynchburg District includes the counties of Amherst, Appomattox, Buckingham, Campbell, Charlotte, Cumberland, Halifax, Nelson, Pittsylvania and Prince Edward.

Numerous accidents, some downed trees and limbs, and power lines difficulties have also been reported.

While travel is not recommended, should travel become necessary, motorists should follow these simple rules:

• Before you begin your trip, know the current road conditions and weather forecasts.
Call 511 or visit www.511Virginia.org.
• Make sure your windows, mirrors and lights are clear of ice and snow.
• Always wear your seat belt.
• Allow extra time to travel to your destination.
• Be aware of potentially icy areas such as bridges, overpasses and shady spots. Also, if there is heavy snow, ice or high winds, be alert to potential driving hazards including downed branches, trees and electric lines.
• Reduce speed as appropriate and keep a safe distance of at least five seconds behind other vehicles and snowplows.
• Do not pass a snowplow unless it is absolutely necessary. Remember, the plow is clearing a path for you.
• Practice common sense. Remember that your car cannot start, stop, or turn as quickly and surely on snow or ice as it does on dry pavement, so think and drive accordingly.



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