Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176
March 29, 2010
ROADS REMAIN CLOSED DUE TO FLOODING
Closures reported in portions of Lynchburg District
LYNCHBURG – Numerous roads remain closed in the southern and eastern portions of the Lynchburg District of the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) this afternoon.
At 4:00 p.m., seventeen roads remain closed in Charlotte, Cumberland, Halifax, Pittsylvania and Prince Edward counties. Several roads may remain closed for an extended period due to pipe or other damage. As water recedes a more thorough investigation will be conducted to determine what damage, if any, has taken place.
Motorists are reminded to:
- 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.
For information about traffic conditions or highway work zones, visit www.511Virginia.org or call 511.
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