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Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176
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LYN-16-025

Feb. 15, 2016



TRAVEL STILL NOT RECOMMENDED IN LYNCHBURG DISTRICT
Icy conditions likely tonight

LYNCHBURG- While the major snowfall is over icy precipitation will continue to fall and road conditions are likely to be dangerous.

Crews in the 10-county Lynchburg District of the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) are continuing to work 12-hour shifts to address roadway conditions. During periods of sleet and freezing rain abrasives will be used to help with traction; however, the best advice for motorists is not to travel, if at all possible. If travel should be necessary, motorists should:

Know before you go and check out the road conditions by going to 511virginia.org.

  • Make sure your car is winterized and safe for driving in bad weather.
  • Take it slow.  Allow extra time to reach your destination.
  • Leave plenty of room between your vehicle and the vehicle ahead of you.
  • 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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