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Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176
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April 10, 2015



SESQUICENTENNIAL EVENT VISITORS SHOULD DRIVE FOR FOGGY CONDITIONS
Motorists can help reduce congestion on Routes 24, 26, 656 and 460

LYNCHBURG – Visitors to the Appomattox area for the sesquicentennial activities will encounter heavy fog this morning and should take precautions, including driving slowly and leaving extra space between vehicles.

Traffic is steady on Routes 24, 26, 656 and 460 in the Appomattox area and the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) encourages motorists driving to and from the Appomattox National Historical Park (NHP), Museum of the Confederacy (MOC), and reenactment battle activities at the Appomattox Commerce and Business Center (ACBC) thru Sunday, April 12, 2015 to follow recommended traffic patterns as posted on signs and message boards.

Signs and changeable message boards have been placed throughout the region to assist travelers. Highway Advisory Radio (HAR) is also broadcasting traffic information over Channel 1610 AM.

Motorists should expect heavy merging traffic each evening throughout the event at on ramps from the Routes 24 and 26 interchanges as activities close and as various times through the day.

Those attending the activities should closely follow directional information and plan to arrive early and expect heavy traffic and delays.



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