Jan. 17, 2013

Motorists advised to use caution tonight and tomorrow morning

Snow is currently falling across much of Central Virginia and crews from the Lynchburg District of the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) are involved in snow removal operations.  As of 6 p.m. road conditions are deteriorating as heavy wet snow moves across the ten-county district in the south-central portion of the state.    

Crews will work throughout the evening and overnight, pushing snow and applying salt, which aids melting, and sand and other abrasives that improve traction on road surfaces, even as crews in Pittsylvania and Amherst Counties continue to address flooding from earlier heavy rain.  

Snow is expected to accumulate for several hours and temperatures will continue to drop making for slick conditions and dangerous travel. If travel is necessary, motorists are advised to slow down, use caution, and allow extra time for travel. Particular attention should be given to bridges, ramps and overpasses which tend to freeze first.

Motorists should check VDOT’s 511 travel website,, before leaving home/work. Travelers can also call 511 from any telephone in Virginia for real-time information on traffic and road conditions.

To report downed trees or hazardous road condition, call 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. 


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