Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176
March 29, 2010
NUMEROUS ROADS CLOSED DUE TO FLOODING
Closures reported in Charlotte, Halifax and Pittsylvania counties
LYNCHBURG – Motorists should be alert to possible road closures due to flooding this morning in southern portions of the Lynchburg District of the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT).
At 5:30 a.m., over two dozen roads are closed in Charlotte, Halifax and Pittsylvania counties, including a portion of Route 92 in Charlotte County between Routes 15 and 601.
Motorists are reminded to avoid travel during severe storm conditions. When driving, observe the following precautions:
- Expect the unexpected. Be prepared to slow or stop quickly and without warning.
- Drive at a speed that enables you to stop quickly and safely within the distance illuminated by the vehicle’s headlights.
- Never drive through water flowing across a road. It takes only six to 12 inches of water to float a small vehicle.
- Never drive around barricades. Remember, the road has been closed for your safety.
- Slow down when driving through standing water. Driving too fast through water could cause loss of control due to hydroplaning.
- Avoid flood-prone areas, especially along creeks and other low-lying areas.
- Be alert for tree limbs and other debris in the roadway. Even small branches and other debris can damage a car or cause the driver to lose control.
For information about traffic conditions or highway work zones, visit www.511Virginia.org or call 511.
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