Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176
Jan. 23, 2016
SNOW MAY LET UP BUT REMOVAL EFFORTS IN SOUTH-CENTRAL VIRGINIA WILL NOT
LYNCHBURG –The snow may let up today but the public can rest assured that the snow removal efforts of the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will not.
Crews in VDOT’s 10-county Lynchburg District will continue to push primary routes throughout the area with a goal to having all (primary and other routes) passable within 48 hours after the storm comes to a complete end. Passable does not mean that there will necessarily be bare pavement.
Currently roads across the district are generally snow-covered. The snow and cold temperatures will make driving conditions dangerous throughout Saturday and into Sunday and travel is not encouraged. Because of blowing and drifting snow, visibility may be an issue.
The public should tune in to local weather reports and use 511 Virginia to monitor road conditions and live traffic camera feeds.
Additional information about VDOT’s winter-weather preparations and response can be found at www.virginiadot.org/travel/snow.asp.
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