Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176


Jan. 18, 2013

4 a.m.

The snow is over and Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews in the Lynchburg District have moved their efforts to secondary routes while continuing to monitor conditions on primary roads. 

Crews have worked throughout the overnight hours pushing snow and applying salt, sand and other abrasives and removing downed trees and many of the major roads are free of snow; however, icy conditions remain.    

Travel may be difficult through the early morning hours due to icy conditions. Motorists should take particular care on bridges, ramps and overpasses which tend to freeze first and remain frozen longer.

Motorists should check VDOT’s 511 travel website,, before leaving home/work. Travelers can also call 511 from any telephone in Virginia for real-time information on traffic and road conditions.

To report downed trees or hazardous road condition, call VDOT’s Customer Service Center at 800-367-7623 (800-FOR-ROAD). 

The Lynchburg District includes the counties of Amherst, Appomattox, Buckingham, Campbell, Charlotte, Cumberland, Halifax, Nelson, Pittsylvania and Prince Edward. 

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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