Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176
Feb. 15, 2016
TRAVEL TO REMAIN DIFFICULT IN LYNCHBURG DISTRICT
Roads are snow covered throughout area and icy precipitation is on the way
LYNCHBURG- Roads continue to be snow covered throughout much of south-central Virginia today in Lynchburg District of the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT). The Lynchburg District covers the counties of Amherst, Appomattox, Buckingham, Campbell, Charlotte, Cumberland, Halifax, Nelson, Pittsylvania and Prince Edward.
VDOT crews have been working throughout the night will continue to do so as the storm continues. Some reports of mixed precipitation are being reported and freezing rain is expected; this will likely make travel conditions dangerous. Drivers are encouraged to avoid travel if at all possible until the storm is over and crews have been able to make more progress on roads.
While motorists are encouraged to avoid travel during hazardous weather conditions, particularly during periods of icing, if travel becomes necessary, motorists should:
- Knowing road conditions in advance of any travel. Check local media or visit www.511virginia.org and call 511.
- Driving for the conditions: Slow down, ensure that windows and lights are clear of any snow/ice, avoid any sudden stops or turns and allow extra time for travel.
- Be very careful on bridges, overpasses, and other areas prone to icy conditions.
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