Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176
March 4, 2015
LYNCHBURG DISTRICT: VDOT PREPARES FOR ANOTHER ROUND OF WINTRY WEATHER
Roads expected to become ICY AND snow covered
LYNCHBURG – Rain today is expected to change to sleet and snow on Thursday, March 5 and crews with the Lynchburg District of the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) are prepared to respond to another round of wintry weather.
Motorists should pay careful attention to local weather forecasts. The storm has the potential to impact throughout the day. In addition, very cold temperatures Thursday night into Friday will create freezing potential.
With the storm beginning as rain, transitioning to sleet and, then, to snow, crews did not pre-treat roads in advance with brine. However, higher temperatures today have warmed roadway surfaces but those temperatures will drop as temperatures drop and precipitation accumulates.
Crews will first concentrate their response efforts on the most heavily traveled roads in the area. They will not move to secondary routes until after the storm has ended and the primary routes have been fully addressed.
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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