Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176
Dec. 8, 2017
WINTER WEATHER IS HERE
Motorists should use caution, particularly during overnight hours
LYNCHBURG – Motorists should be prepared as snow is currently falling across the Lynchburg District of the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and wet/slick surfaces may be encountered during travel, particularly during the overnight hours of Friday and early Saturday.
Currently, district employees are operating under an emergency response plan with 24-hour operations, as appropriate. Crews will not push snow unless there is a minimum of two inches of coverage; however, any problem areas will be addressed and salt and other materials will be applied.
Should crews need to clear streets, their first priority will be primary and major secondary routes carrying the heaviest traffic volumes or associated with emergency facilities like hospitals. Crews will work others routes, as needed, once the first priority has been addressed.
Meanwhile, motorists can help keep themselves safe should wintry precipitation occur by:
- Monitoring traffic conditions and lane closures before traveling at http://www.511virginia.org/ or the 511 mobile app
- Keeping vehicles free of snow/ice; using headlights and windshield wipers, as needed and
- Updating or creating an emergency kit for your automobile. A helpful tool for this can be found at www.ready.gov/car.
Additional updates will be made available on VDOT’s Lynchburg District Twitter account @VaDOTLynchburg.
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