Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176
March 17, 2014
VDOT LYNCHBURG DISTRICT ROAD CONDITIONS
10 am update
LYNCHBURG- Primary and secondary roads across much of the Lynchburg District of the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) remain partially or mostly covered with snow or ice this morning.
Due to continuing precipitation and low temperatures, icy conditions remain possible throughout the day. Any precipitation remaining on surfaces after the storm ends will likely re-freeze once night falls and temperatures drop further. Motorists should use caution throughout the day and into the early hours of Tuesday.
VDOT crews are working around the clock in 12-hour shifts to plow, salt and sand, as appropriate. The Department’s goal is to have every state-maintained road passable within 48 hours after a storm ends.
Motorists can help to ensure their own safety by knowing the conditions before they travel. Check VDOT’s www.511virginia.org, call 511 and/or check local media. In addition, they should make sure all windows, lights, and side mirrors are cleaned before driving and that they have a safe distance of at least five seconds behind other vehicles and allow extra time for travel. They should also be alert to the possibility of downed trees, limbs and other items and drive for the conditions – avoid sudden changes of direction, drive slowly and brake gently. .
The Lynchburg District is comprised of the counties of Amherst, Appomattox, Buckingham, Campbell, Charlotte, Cumberland, Halifax, Nelson, Pittsylvania and Prince Edward.
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