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Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176
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LYN-16-026

Feb. 16, 2016



VDOT’S RECOMMENDATION? DELAY TRAVEL IN LYNCHBURG DISTRICT THIS MORNING

LYNCHBURG-Heavy rain, ice and slush, in addition to snow-covered secondary roads have created more travel troubles this morning and motorists are urged to delay travel in the 10-county Lynchburg District of the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT).

The combination of slush and heavy rain has resulted in the ponding of water on roads and the rain is falling so hard at times that visibility can become difficult. In addition, VDOT crews are dealing with a number of trees brought down by the accumulation of ice.

Crews are continuing to work 12-hour shifts to address roadway conditions. However, VDOT’s recommendation to motorists is to delay travel, if at all possible this morning. 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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