Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176


Jan. 27, 2013

  VDOT crews monitoring conditions; drivers urged to know road conditions before travelling

Freezing rain is in the forecast for portions of Virginia during the overnight hours on Sunday, Jan. 27 and into the early morning hours of Monday, Jan. 28, and motorists are urged to be alert to the strong possibility of icy conditions. 

Lynchburg District crews with the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will be monitoring conditions overnight Sunday and into the day on Monday morning. If ice starts to form on road surfaces, crews will spread a mixture of sand and salt.  The sand increases traction, and the salt helps melt the frozen precipitation and prevents it from bonding to the road surface.

If travel is necessary, motorists should check current road conditions by calling 511 or visiting In addition, drivers should pay particular attention to bridges, overpasses, ramps, and shady spots where ice may form first.  

To request road maintenance services, citizens can call VDOT’s Customer Service Center at 1-800-367-ROAD (7623).

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

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