Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176
Jan. 25, 2013
MOTORISTS URGED TO USE CAUTION OVERNIGHT
Freezing temperatures and moisture will create difficult conditions
While the bulk of the snow seems to have moved out of the Lynchburg District of the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), crews will continue to work throughout the night to ensure the safety of motorists who might have to travel.
Driving may be difficult tonight because low temperatures and moisture will likely lead to freezing surfaces, especially on untreated roadways, bridges and overpasses. In addition, motorists may want to avoid travel through the early morning hours of Saturday as temperatures are expected to remain below freezing during the first part of the day.
VDOT reminds motorists to use caution when driving during wintry weather. Drivers should:
- Check current weather, road conditions and traffic before traveling at www.511Virginia.org or by calling 511
- Slow down and allow for extra time to reach your destination
- Be aware of potentially icy areas such as shady spots and bridges
- Keep a safe distance of at least five seconds behind other vehicles and trucks that are plowing or treating the road
The Lynchburg District includes the counties of Amherst, Appomattox, Buckingham, Campbell, Charlotte, Cumberland, Halifax, Nelson, Pittsylvania and Prince Edward.
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