Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176
March 6, 2013
OVERNIGHT TRAVEL MAY BE DIFFICULT
Motorists should be alert to icy conditions
LYNCHBURG –While conditions are expected to improve throughout the rest of the day today, any moisture left on roadways has the potential to refreeze during overnight hours and into early Thursday. In addition, higher winds during the rest of the day and overnight have the potential to bring down additional trees.
At 3:00 p.m., primary routes in Appomattox, Campbell, Halifax and Pittsylvania counties were clear. There were minor conditions – isolated spots of snow, slush-on roads in Buckingham, Charlotte, Cumberland and Prince Edward Counties. Moderate conditions – major portions of the roadway covered by snow – were reported on roads in Amherst County with several roads considered severe -snow covered or partially blocked due to downed trees. Route 60 remains blocked due to an incident involving a tractor-trailer. In Nelson County, conditions on primary routes range from clear to severe.
Crews will continue to work overnight to clear primary routes and begin secondary roads, if possible. They will push snow, clear downed trees and provide chemicals and abrasives, as appropriate.
Motorists should be alert to the conditions. VDOT urges motorists to know the conditions before leaving your current location. For the latest on road conditions and traffic during winter storms or anytime, call 511 or visit www.511Virginia.org.
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