Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176
March 6, 2015
VDOT AND MOTORISTS WELCOME SUNSHINE
Crews continue clean-up efforts
LYNCHBURG – (10:30 am) – The bright sunshine this morning is lending a hand to the 24-hour a day efforts of Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews across the Lynchburg District.
While temperatures are still below freezing, the sun is melting the sleet/snow/slush remaining on roadways.
Currently, primary roads across the district are clear to mostly-clear, while secondary routes and subdivisions streets are still largely ice covered. The exception is Buckingham County where snow/ice covers large portions of major routes, as well as other roads.
Icy conditions will remain a concern into Saturday. Temperatures tonight will be quite low and any melted snow/ice will likely refreeze.
If travel is necessary during icy weather, do so with caution and know the road conditions before heading out. 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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