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Jan. 25, 2016

Beware black ice on all highways; use caution on snow-covered secondaries

LYNCHBURG — Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews continue to plow on secondary roads across the 10-county Lynchburg District in the south-central portion of the state. However, icy conditions are possible this morning. Drivers should pay particular attention to bridges, overpasses, ramps and shaded areas.

Drivers should be alert for pedestrians walking on the road, especially in areas where sidewalks may be blocked with large piles of snow. They may also encounter limited sight distance and obstructed views at intersections and entrances due to the high piles of snow on the shoulders and medians.

The freeze-thaw cycle may remain for several days so motorists should remain alert.

Use VDOT’s free 511 tools to monitor road conditions and live traffic camera feeds. Additional information about winter-weather preparations and response can be found at



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