Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176


Dec. 20, 2009

Cold temperatures and snow lead to icy surfaces

LYNCHBURG – Despite sunny weather and improvements to many roads, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) continues to urge motorists to stay off the roads. 

Some road conditions have improved, but driving conditions are poor throughout much of the state.  VDOT crews are working to clear roads but disabled vehicles are slowing clearing efforts in some locations.

Cold temperatures today, tonight and through the early hours of Monday may result in additional icing, including black ice. 

VDOT’s goal is to have all roads passable within 48 hours after a storm ends. Across the state crews have cleared most interstates and are now plowing and salting primary routes.  Secondary roads and subdivision streets will be addressed following the primary routes. 

For the latest real-time traffic information, please call 511 or visit

For emergency situations, call #77 or 911. 




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