Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176


Jan. 18, 2013

10:00 a.m.

After days of rain followed by wet snow, sunshine has made a return to the Lynchburg District of the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) this morning.    

Crews worked throughout the night pushing snow and applying salt, sand and other abrasives and removing downed trees, as well as responding to flooded roadways in, primarily, Pittsylvania and Halifax Counties.

Most major roadways in the area were in good condition this morning but icy conditions could be found.  Those icy conditions could return tonight when melted precipitation refreezes and       motorists need to continue to be vigilant. 

VDOT will continue to monitor conditions overnight and will take the necessary steps to ensure that roadways are safe.  Motorists can help, too.  Motorists should check VDOT’s 511 travel website,, before heading out on the roadways. Travelers can also call 511 from any telephone in Virginia for real-time information on traffic and road conditions.

Hazardous road conditions and downed trees may be reported to VDOT’s Customer Service Center at 800-367-7623 (800-FOR-ROAD). 

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

Information in VDOT news releases was accurate at the time the release was published. For the most current information about projects or programs, please visit the project or program Web pages. You may find those by searching by keyword in the search Virginia DOT box above.

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