Jan. 17, 2013

Motorists advised to use caution tonight and tomorrow morning

Snow is slowly coming to an end in Central Virginia and crews from the Lynchburg District of the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) continue to be involved in snow removal operations.  As of 10 p.m. plowing is taking place on major primary routes; however, snow remains on many surfaces. 

Crews will work throughout the evening and overnight, pushing snow and applying salt, sand and other abrasives and removing downed trees.    

Travel may be difficult overnight and through early tomorrow morning due to icy conditions. Motorists should take particular care on bridges, ramps and overpasses which tend to freeze first.

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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