Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176


Feb. 16, 2015

Postpone unnecessary travel

LYNCHBURG – As snow continues to fall across much of the Lynchburg District of the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews are responding with the appropriate equipment from their arsenal. 

Conditions will worsen as heavier bands of snow, and possible sleet in the southern portion of the district, fall.  Temperatures will remain quite cold and any moisture on roadways will freeze. Icy conditions will be an issue throughout the overnight and into Tuesday morning.

VDOT crews and contractors concentrate on primary roads first with a goal to have all roads passable within 48 hours after the storm ends.

VDOT encourages drivers to monitor weather forecasts and know the conditions before leaving their locations. In order to allow VDOT crews to do their work effectively and efficiently, if travel can be avoided, please do so. 

Road conditions and other real-time travel information can be found on the 511 Virginia website, the free VDOT 511 mobile app or by calling 511 from any phone in Virginia. VDOT updates are also on Facebook and the district’s Twitter account, @VaDOTLynchburg.

Information in VDOT news releases was accurate at the time the release was published. For the most current information about projects or programs, please visit the project or program Web pages. You may find those by searching by keyword in the search Virginia DOT box above.

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