Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176
Dec. 21, 2009
VDOT PROVIDES UPDATE ON ROAD CONDITIONS
Many roads remain snow-packed
LYNCHBURG – The Virginia Department of Transportation has made progress on secondary, subdivision and neighborhood roads throughout the 10-county Lynchburg this morning after directing their efforts on primary routes, once again, during the early morning hours due to refreezing.
Motorists will need to use caution over the next several days because accumulations of snow and slush are likely to remain on the roads due to near-freezing temperatures even during the day. At night temperatures are forecast to drop well below freezing and icy conditions will be widespread during the morning hours. VDOT crews will continue treating highways with salt and sand to combat overnight refreezing as needed.
Real-time road conditions and weather forecasts are available on VDOT’s traffic and travel Web site, www.511Virginia.org. Motorists can call 511 from any telephone in Virginia for road and traffic conditions on all major highways in the state.
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