Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176
Jan. 23, 2016
HEAVY SLEET BEGINNING TO FALL IN SOME LOCATIONS
LYNCHBURG –Heavy sleet is beginning to fall across portions of the 10-county Lynchburg District of the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and accumulation is possible. Roadways may become hazardous.
VDOT crews will remain fully deployed in 12-hour shifts as potentially significant sleet and additional snow are expected to impact the area during this weather event. VDOT’s goal is to have all state-maintained roads passable within 48 hours after a storm ends. Passable does not mean that there will necessarily be bare pavement.
Dangerous driving conditions are likely during this event and travel is not encouraged. Visibility may also be an issue due to blowing and drifting snow and fast rates of precipitation.
Additional information about VDOT’s winter-weather preparations and response can be found at www.virginiadot.org/travel/snow.asp.
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