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Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176
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LYN-09-038

Feb. 18, 2009



MOTORISTS ADVISED TO USE CAUTION

LYNCHBURG— A mixed bag of precipitation is falling across south-central portions of the state and motorists should use caution when traveling.

In the Lynchburg District of the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT): Amherst, Appomattox, Buckingham, Campbell, Charlotte, Cumberland, Halifax, Nelson, Pittsylvania and Prince Edward counties, roads are wet with some slick conditions reported. VDOT crews have applied mixed abrasives in many areas and are monitoring roadways.

VDOT offers the following tips for driving in winter weather:

- Before you begin your trip, know the current road conditions and weather forecasts.
- Call 511 or visit www.511Virginia.org.
- Make sure your vehicle is prepared.
- Always wear your seat belt.
- Allow extra time to travel to your destination and reduce your speed as appropriate.
- Be aware of potentially icy areas such as bridges, overpasses and shady spots.
- 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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