Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176
Feb. 20, 2015
VDOT CREWS PREPARING FOR WINTER WEATHER RESPONSE
LYNCHBURG-With another round of winter weather in the forecast, Virginia Department of the Transportation (VDOT) crews in the Lynchburg District are taking stock of materials and checking equipment to ensure they are ready once to attack whatever may fall.
Currently, crews are conducting anti-icing operations on major roadways at various locations. Today, small crews will continue to work problem areas from earlier weather overnight and additional personnel with report Saturday morning to address possible snow/ice accumulation from the latest storm.
Once snow begins to fall, crews will apply sand and salt to roadways to aid in melting and for traction. Plowing will begin on primary routes once roads are covered by approximately two inches of snow. Crew will concentrate their efforts on these routes during the storm and will move to secondary routes after these major routes are in good condition.
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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