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LYN-09-027

Jan. 28, 2009



MOTORISTS SHOULD USE CAUTION DURING OVERNIGHT AND EARLY MORNING TRAVEL

LYNCHBURG – Motorists are urged to remain alert and use caution should travel be necessary Wednesday evening or during the early morning hours of Thursday.

Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews will be out addressing road problems, including downed limbs and trees, in most of the Lynchburg District. The district includes the counties of Amherst, Appomattox, Buckingham, Campbell, Charlotte, Cumberland, Halifax, Nelson, Pittsylvania and Prince Edward in the south-central portion of the state.

Temperatures are expected to be below 32 degrees for many areas and any surfaces that have remained wet today will likely refreeze.

If travel is necessary during inclement weather, know the road conditions. Call 511 or visit www.511Virginia.org.

In addition, VDOT advises to allow extra time for travel, do not pass snowplows or other highway equipment - they are working to improve your drive, and slow down.

For up-to-date information or more driving tips, visit VDOT on the Internet at www.virginiadot.org.

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