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Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176
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LYN-09-030

Feb. 3, 2009



MOTORISTS SHOULD USE CAUTION DURING MORNING DRIVE

LYNCHBURG – Rain and/or snow fell throughout the night, freezing on some bridges, ramps and overpasses, creating potentially hazardous conditions for motorists in the Lynchburg District of the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT). The district is comprised of the counties of Amherst, Appomattox, Buckingham, Campbell, Charlotte, Cumberland, Halifax, Nelson, Pittsylvania and Prince Edward in the south-central portion of the state.

Most roads are merely wet; however, motorists should be alert due to temperatures near freezing, and a spotty slush on some roads. In addition, some roads at higher elevations, including Route 56 (Crabtree Falls Highway) in Nelson County are covered in places by approximately two inches of snow.

Motorists are urged to remain alert and use caution should travel be necessary during the early morning hours. Slow down! Allow extra time to travel and know the road conditions. Before leaving your location, visit www.511Virginia.org, or call 511 from any telephone.

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