Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176


March 26, 2014

Motorists should remain alert for icy patches

LYNCHBURG- (4:30 am) Roads across most of the Lynchburg District of the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) are clear this morning; however, motorists should remain alert to the possibility of icy patches, particularly on bridges, overpasses and in shaded or low-lying areas.

 Motorists can help to ensure their own safety by knowing the conditions before they travel. Check VDOT’s, call 511 and/or check local media. In addition, they should make sure all windows, lights, and side mirrors are cleaned before driving and that they have a safe distance of at least five seconds behind other vehicles and allow extra time for travel. They should also be alert to the possibility of downed trees, limbs and other items and drive for the conditions – avoid sudden changes of direction, drive slowly and brake gently. .

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



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