Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176
Oct. 3, 2015
CONDITIONS IMPROVING BUT VDOT’S WORK NOT OVER
LYNCHBURG —While the expected precipitation did not live up to predictions, inches of rain did fall and crews with the Lynchburg District of the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) continue to deal with flooded roads and downed trees.
In the 10-county Lynchburg District, covering the counties of Amherst, Appomattox, Buckingham, Campbell, Charlotte, Cumberland, Halifax, Nelson, Pittsylvania and Prince Edward in the south-central portion of the commonwealth, almost two dozen roads were closed due to flooding at 8:30 a.m., while several were passable with care or closed due to downed trees. The largest number of roads closed due to flooding was in Pittsylvania County. A complete list of roads affected can be found at www.511Virginia.org.
Homeowners can assist when it is safe to do so by clearing accumulated fallen leaves, grass clippings and other debris from driveway pipes, storm drains and ditches. This helps to minimize pavement damage, in addition to preventing possible damage to yards and homes.
Road conditions and other real-time travel information are available at 511Virginia.org, on the free VDOT 511 mobile app or by calling 511 from any phone in Virginia. Local updates are also posted to www.Twitter.com/VaDOTLynchburg
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