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Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176
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LYN-10-146

Dec. 16, 2010



Snow is here!

LYNCHBURG—What will likely be the first major storm of the 2010-11 season is upon us.  Snow is coming down across the Lynchburg District of the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) with the heaviest accumulation reported in the southern portion.  The district is comprised of the counties of Amherst, Appomattox, Buckingham, Campbell, Charlotte, Cumberland, Halifax, Nelson, Pittsylvania and Prince Edward. 

Primary roads remain relatively clear with blowing snow in many areas; however, secondary routes are becoming snow covered.  Crews are pushing snow where applicable and applying chemicals and abrasives, as needed. 

Road conditions are expected to worsen as the day continues and precipitation changes to a mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain.  Motorists should use caution and drive only as 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 and turn quickly. 

For additional winter weather driving tips and other relative information, visit www.virginiadot.org/travel/snow.asp     

 



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