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Jan. 28, 2014

Motorists are urged to know the conditions before traveling

LYNCHBURG – Light snow is falling across much of the Lynchburg District of the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) this afternoon and is expected to continue throughout the day.

Light accumulations of snow were reported on roads in Pittsylvania and Halifax Counties this morning and schools closed earlier in those and several other counties. Much of the accumulating precipitation is expected in the southern and eastern part of the district and temperatures are forecast to be well below freezing throughout the day and overnight hours.

 VDOT offers these winter driving tips:  

  • If you must travel, know the conditions before you go! Check or call 511
  • Make sure your vehicle is winter ready – be sure to completely clear all windows, lights, and side mirrors before driving.
  • Keep an emergency driving kit in your car.
  • Wear your seatbelt and don’t drive distracted.
  • Keep a safe distance of at least five seconds behind other vehicles.
  • Allow extra time for travel.
  • When driving on ice, don’t slam on your brakes. Travel gently. Turn slowly. Sudden changes can cause your car to spin out of control.
  • Drive smart and pay attention.

The Lynchburg District includes the counties of Amherst, Appomattox, Buckingham, Campbell, Charlotte, Cumberland, Halifax, Nelson, Pittsylvania and Prince Edward.

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