Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176
Jan. 4, 2014
ICY ROAD CONDITIONS POSSIBLE TONIGHT, SUNDAY
Motorists should monitor conditions before traveling
LYNCHBURG — Motorists should be aware of the possibility of some icy road conditions late tonight and into Sunday in the Lynchburg District of the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT). People who must travel overnight and early Sunday should be aware that driving may be hazardous.
VDOT crews in the Lynchburg District will treat roads as necessary with sand and salt to improve traction and speed the melting process. They will begin their efforts on the most heavily-traveled roadways. Drivers should expect to encounter freezing conditions and ice, especially on bridges, overpasses, ramps, crossovers and turn lanes
Temperatures will remain extremely cold overnight Sunday and into Monday morning and there is a possibility of additional precipitation. Any moisture on the roadways and other structures will likely freeze and create additional travel woes.
VDOT offers the following safety tips to the traveling public:
- Make sure your car is prepared and have the appropriate emergency supplies.
- Drive for the conditions! Allow plenty of time to reach your destination, and keep a safe distance behind other vehicles. Don’t pass a snowplow or spreader.
- Be alert for tree limbs and other debris in the roadway.
- Know before conditions before you go. Check road conditions on VDOT’s 511 travel website, www.511virginia.org, before traveling.
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