Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176
March 6, 2015
MOTORISTS SHOULD ANTICIPATE ICY CONDITIONS
LYNCHBURG – (4:00 am) – The wintry weather has moved on but icy conditions remain in many areas of the commonwealth. Motorists should plan any necessary travel with slick roads in mind.
Major roads in the Lynchburg District of the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) are clear to generally snow/ice covered, depending upon location. Again, depending upon the amount of snow/ice received, secondary routes may also remain largely covered.
Motorists are encouraged to stay off the roads, if at all possible and allow VDOT crews an opportunity to address any issues. Crews continue to spread salt and abrasives, as appropriate. The Department’s goal is to have all state-maintained roads passable within 48 hours after a storm ends. While this storm may be over from a precipitation standpoint, the low temperatures are making clean up difficult.
If you must travel this morning, do so with caution and know the road conditions before heading out. 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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