Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176


March 2, 2009

Snow ends; temperatures expected to drop

LYNCHBURG – As of 8:30 a.m., snow has stopped falling across the Lynchburg District of the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) but driving is still difficult and motorists should use extreme caution if travel is necessary.

VDOT crews have been pushing snow on primary and major secondary routes and will continue to do so until road surfaces are passable. Extra care needs to be taken on bridges and overpasses which freeze before road surfaces.

While road conditions are currently improving with daylight, sunshine and VDOT activities, any snow that melts today will likely refreeze tonight when temperatures drop into the low to middle teens.

The Lynchburg District includes Amherst, Appomattox, Buckingham, Campbell, Charlotte, Cumberland, Halifax, Nelson, Pittsylvania and Prince Edward counties.

If driving today and into Tuesday morning, allow extra time to reach your destination. Drive slowly and keep a safe distance behind other vehicles and, most importantly, know the conditions before venturing out onto the roads. Call 511 (where unavailable call 1-800-578-4111) or visit the 511 website at

Information in VDOT news releases was accurate at the time the release was published. For the most current information about projects or programs, please visit the project or program Web pages. You may find those by searching by keyword in the search Virginia DOT box above.

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