Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176
March 5, 2015
Roads in Lynchburg area quickly becoming icy
VDOT crews responding
LYNCHBURG – (1:00 pm) – The rain from earlier this morning has changed to sleet and snow and roads are quickly becoming icy. Reports have been received of several incidents on roads in the immediate Lynchburg area.
VDOT crews are spreading salt and abrasives, as appropriate. Motorists are encouraged to stay off the roads, if at all possible, particularly at the height of the storm. This storm has the potential to impact the district throughout and into Friday with very cold creating resulting in lingering icy conditions.
VDOT crews are concentrating their response efforts on the most heavily traveled roads and 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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