Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176
March 6, 2013
ROAD CONDITIONS CHANGING THIS MORNING
Motorists should use caution across much of VDOT’s Lynchburg District
LYNCHBURG –VDOT crews across the state made plans to deal with wintry weather during the overnight hours and into the day on Wednesday.
In VDOT’s Lynchburg District this morning, roads in the counties of Amherst, Buckingham, Cumberland, Nelson and Prince Edward are in moderate condition. This means that there is snow or ice on major portions of the roadway. Road conditions in the counties of Appomattox, Campbell, Charlotte, Halifax and Pittsylvania are reported in minor condition which indicates that there are isolated spots of snow, ice or slush.
While conditions are expected to improve later today, any moisture left on roadways has the potential to refreeze during overnight hours and into early Thursday.
VDOT urges motorists to:
- Know the conditions before you leave your current location. For the latest on road conditions and traffic during winter storms or anytime, call 511 or visit www.511Virginia.org.
- Keep a safe distance of at least five seconds behind other vehicles.
- Be aware of potentially icy areas such as shady spots, ramps, overpasses and bridges.
- Avoid sudden starts and stops. Tap your brakes gently and make slow turns. Keep your speed down and your momentum consistent.
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