Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176
Feb. 26, 2015
CLEANUP CONTINUES, REFREEZE LIKELY
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LYNCHBURG—(2 pm) With cleanup efforts continuing on roadways throughout much of the commonwealth and motorists preparing for their evening drive, crews in the Lynchburg District of the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) have turned their efforts to secondary roads and neighborhood streets. The goal is to have every state-maintained road passable within 48 hours after a storm ends.
Major roads are generally clear with some snow and ice; however, even on those routes motorists should be alert to the possibility of refreezing overnight and into the early hours of Friday.
Motorists are encouraged to continue to use caution and to allow VDOT crews an opportunity to safely remove snow and apply salt and sand. In addition, motorists should drive slowly and allow extra time for travel. In addition, motorists are asked to not crowd VDOT crews or other emergency responders and be prepared for icy bridges, overpasses and roads.
Road conditions and other real-time travel information can be found on the 511 Virginia website, the free VDOT 511 mobile app or by calling 511 from any phone in Virginia. VDOT updates are also on Facebook and the district’s Twitter account, @VaDOTLynchburg.
The Lynchburg District includes the counties of Amherst, Appomattox, Buckingham, Campbell, Charlotte, Cumberland, Halifax, Nelson, Pittsylvania and Prince Edward.
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