Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176
Dec. 16, 2010
SNOW CONTINUES TO FALL, ROADWAYS COVERED
Motorists urged to use caution
LYNCHBURG—Snow is continuing to fall across the Lynchburg District of the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and roadways are becoming snow covered in most locations.
As of 11 a.m., snow accumulations of approximately 1 to 2.5 inches were reported in the District. The Lynchburg District is comprised of the counties of Amherst, Appomattox, Buckingham, Campbell, Charlotte, Cumberland, Halifax, Nelson, Pittsylvania and Prince Edward.
Crews are continuing to push accumulating snow and apply chemicals and abrasives, as appropriate. Temperatures are below freezing and weather forecasts continue to call for a changeover to a wintry mix of snow, sleet and/or freezing rain before the storm ends.
Should driving become necessary, VDOT urges motorists to follow these winter driving tips:
- Know the conditions! Before heading out, call 511 for the latest road conditions or visit www.va511.com .
- Make sure your vehicle is winter weather ready and that all windows and lights are clear before driving.
- Keep a safe distance of at least five seconds behind other vehicles.
- Be especially aware of potentially icy areas such as bridges, overpasses, low-lying areas and shady spots.
- Drive with caution. When driving on ice, don’t slam on your brakes or turn quickly.
For additional winter weather driving tips and other relative information, visit www.virginiadot.org/travel/snow.asp
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