Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176
Jan. 28, 2013
LYNCHBURG DISTRICT: RAIN AND FREEZING RAIN FALLING
VDOT crews monitoring conditions; drivers urged to know road conditions before travelling
Rain and freezing rain have been reported in much of the Lynchburg District of the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and motorists are urged to be alert to the strong possibility of icy conditions.
Crews with the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) have been monitoring conditions overnight Sunday and into Monday morning and applying abrasives, as appropriate to assist with melting and traction.
If travel is necessary during the early hours of Monday, motorists should check current road conditions by calling 511 or visiting www.511Virginia.org before venturing out. 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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