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LYN-16-028

Feb. 16, 2016



REFREEZE POSSIBLE DURING OVERNIGHT HOURS
Conditions improve in Lynchburg District

LYNCHBURG-The snow, freezing rain and heavy rain of the last two days have moved on and motorists will find roads to be in much better condition tonight; however, temperatures may dip below 32 degrees and any moisture remaining on roads and structures may refreeze.

Earlier today, crews in the 10-county Lynchburg District of the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) turned their attention back to major roadways in an effort to clear snow and ice from drainage structures in order to alleviate the ponding of water from the rain. In addition, VDOT crews were dealing with a number of trees brought down by the accumulation of ice. Work also continued on secondary and neighborhood roads.

Any snow/ice that has melted may refreeze on roads and other surfaces tonight and create additional driving hazards.  Motorists should know the conditions before going by visiting 511virginia.org . In addition, they should:

  • Make sure cars are winterized and safe for driving in bad weather.
  • Take it slow.  Allow extra time to reach their destination.
  • Leave plenty of room between their vehicles and the vehicle ahead of them.
  • Allow slow-moving equipment crews, such as snow plow operators, the right of way.
  • No sudden breaking.  Gradually come to a stop.
  • Watch out for black ice, especially near bridges, overpasses, ramps and shaded areas.

The Lynchburg District covers the counties of Amherst, Appomattox, Buckingham, Campbell, Charlotte, Cumberland, Halifax, Nelson, Pittsylvania and Prince Edward.

 

 

 



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