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LYN-11-037

April 5, 2011



DOWNED TREES AND POWER LINES CREATE DRIVING HAZARDS
Be alert to debris in roadways

LYNCHBURG – Strong winds and heavy rain have resulted in damage to trees and power lines across portions of the Lynchburg District of the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT).  The Lynchburg District is comprised of the counties of Amherst, Appomattox, Buckingham, Campbell, Charlotte, Cumberland, Halifax, Nelson, Pittsylvania and Prince Edward in the south-central region of the state. 

A portion of US 29 North at the ramp to Route 635 in Pittsylvania County was closed for several hours this morning due to downed power lines and traffic was being detoured via Route 29 Business.  The road reopened around 5 a.m. 

In addition, there are numerous reports of downed trees across the counties of Campbell and Pittsylvania. 

Motorists should use extreme caution this morning.  Plan ahead and allow extra time for travel. 

For the latest real-time traffic information, please call 511 or visit www.511Virginia.org.



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