Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176
March 5, 2015
ICY CONDITIONS REPORTED ACROSS MUCH OF AREA
VDOT crews responding to rain, sleet, snow and ice on roadways
LYNCHBURG – (3:30 pm) – Roads throughout much of the Lynchburg District of the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) are covered with an icy mix of sleet and snow. Only in the southern portion of the district are roads merely wet.
Motorists are encouraged to stay off the roads, if at all possible and allow VDOT crews to work safely and efficiently. Crews are spreading salt and abrasives, as appropriate, concentrating their response efforts on the most heavily traveled routes. The Department’s goal is to have all state-maintained roads passable within 48 hours after a storm ends. This storm; however, may deliver a second punch as temperatures drop to record levels and icy conditions remain likely into Friday.
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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