Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176


Dec. 26, 2012

1 p.m.

Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews are continuing to monitor road conditions throughout much of the ten-county Lynchburg District in the south-central portion of the commonwealth.  Heavy rain, wind, sleet and fog have led to difficult driving in some locations. 

Snow and icy conditions have been reported in Amherst and Nelson Counties, as well as slick roads in the Gretna area of Pittsylvania County.  Driving has also been hampered by standing water on roadways from storms and by downed trees due to wind. 

Motorists are urged to use caution if driving becomes necessary, particularly during the overnight and early morning hours.  Any moisture that remains on roadways may freeze as temperatures drop after sunset. 

For the latest on road condition and traffic during winter storms, motorists should call 511 or visit  VDOT has also provided more detailed information, including safety tips for motorists at

Information in VDOT news releases was accurate at the time the release was published. For the most current information about projects or programs, please visit the project or program Web pages. You may find those by searching by keyword in the search Virginia DOT box above.

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