Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176
Jan. 20, 2014
LYNCHBURG DISTRICT: SNOWY ROAD CONDITIONS LIKELY TUESDAY
LYNCHBURG – Motorists should be alert to the possibility of snow-covered roads and icy conditions on Tuesday. Forecasters are predicting several inches of snow in portions of the Lynchburg District of the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT). The Lynchburg District includes the counties of Amherst, Appomattox, Buckingham, Campbell, Charlotte, Cumberland, Halifax, Nelson, Pittsylvania and Prince Edward.
Lynchburg District VDOT crews will begin pre-treating major roadways in the district today (Monday, January 20). Crews will return to work tonight to further prepare for tomorrow’s weather.
When snowfall begins, VDOT crews will treat roads with sand to improve traction and salt to help melt the snow and ice and prevent it from bonding to the road surface. Operators begin plowing once the snow accumulates and the salt takes effect. They will concentrate on major highways until the storm ends and roads are safe for travel. Then, they will move their efforts to other routes.
Motorists should beware of conditions prior to travel, if possible. Please call 511 or visit www.511Virginia.org for up-to-date information. In addition, motorists are reminded to use caution, allow extra time and remember that vehicles do not respond in the same way on wet and/icy surfaces as they do on dry pavement. If travel can be avoided during a storm, do so.
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