Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176
Feb. 26, 2015
LYNCHBURG DISTRICT: WORK CONTINUES ON PRIMARY ROUTES
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LYNCHBURG—(10 am) Conditions are improving on the most heavily traveled routes in the Lynchburg District of the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT). Sunshine, higher temperatures and the efforts of VDOT crews are working together to get motorists back on the roads.
VDOT crews have worked throughout the night plowing on the highest volume roads. Once those roads have been addressed, they will turn their efforts to secondary roads and, then, neighborhood streets. The goal is to have every state-maintained road passable within 48 hours after a storm ends.
The storm made the greatest impact upon the southern and south-eastern portion of the district with storm totals of up to 8 inches reported in Charlotte County. Sunshine will help with melting; however, temperatures are still low and will drop today when refreezing will likely occur.
Motorists are encouraged to avoid travel, if possible this morning to allow VDOT crews an opportunity to safely remove snow and apply salt and sand. If travel becomes necessary, motorists should take every precaution, including driving slowly, allowing extra time and being prepared for icy bridges, overpasses and roads.
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.
The Lynchburg District includes the counties of Amherst, Appomattox, Buckingham, Campbell, Charlotte, Cumberland, Halifax, Nelson, Pittsylvania and Prince Edward.
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