Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176
Jan. 27, 2011
DRIVERS SHOULD USE CAUTION DURING MORNING DRIVE
Icy conditions reported on some primary routes
LYNCHBURG —As of 4:30 a.m. most major roads in the Lynchburg District of the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) are either clear or generally clear with icy spots; however, conditions in the northern part of the 10-county district are not as good. The Lynchburg District consists of the counties of Amherst, Appomattox, Buckingham, Campbell, Charlotte, Cumberland, Halifax, Nelson, Pittsylvania and Prince Edward.
Snow and/or ice are covering major portions of primary routes in Amherst and Nelson Counties. Secondary roads (those numbered 600 and above) are snow/ice covered or have patches of snow/ice throughout the district.
Motorists should anticipate encountering icy conditions in most locations and travel accordingly during the early morning hours.
If motorists must travel, they are encouraged to check the current weather and road conditions before leaving for their destination. Information is available by visiting www.511Virginia.org or by calling 511. In addition, motorists are urged to follow these winter driving tips:
- Make sure vehicles are winter weather ready and 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.
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