VDOT News - Lynchburg



Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176


Feb. 10, 2021

VDOT encourages attention to local forecasts

LYNCHBURG, Va. – More winter weather is in the forecast over the next week and crews with the Lynchburg District of the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) are prepared to respond.

VDOT urges motorists to monitor local forecasts and to avoid travel during storms, as snow or ice on roadways makes travel hazardous. Those who must be on the road should reduce speed, increase following distance and use VDOT’s free 511 tools to find out about road conditions along the route.

Crews will work around the clock to clear roads, beginning with primary highways, then shifting to secondary roads and neighborhoods once the main roads are passable. VDOT snowplow operators and contract crews will treat roads with salt and sand to aid melting and improve traction.

Additional information about winter-weather preparations and response can be found at www.virginiadot.org/travel/snow.asp. Local updates are posted on Twitter @VaDOTLynchburg and @VaDOT.

The Lynchburg District includes the counties of Amherst, Appomattox, Buckingham, Campbell, Charlotte, Cumberland, Halifax, Nelson, Pittsylvania and Prince Edward.

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