Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176


March 5, 2015

VDOT crews prepared to respond

LYNCHBURG – (10:30 am) – The heavy rain that was expected to affect travel overnight and into the early hours of Thursday morning in the Lynchburg District of the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) did not materialize. At this time, little to no precipitation is falling in most of the district but that may change at any moment.

Motorists should pay careful attention to local weather forecasts. The storm has the potential to impact the district throughout the day with rain and sleet before transitioning to snow. In addition, very cold temperatures tonight and into Friday may result in icy conditions.

VDOT crews are prepared to go. They will first concentrate their response efforts on the most heavily traveled roads in the area.  They will not move to secondary routes until after the storm has ended and the primary routes have been fully addressed.

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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