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Jan. 7, 2017

Motorists urged to avoid travel during icy, snowy road conditions

LYNCHBURG – While most people were safe and warm in their beds, crews from the Lynchburg District of the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and other locations across the state dealt with the bulk of this major winter storm and snow will continue to fall in many areas throughout today. VDOT continues to urge motorists to avoid travel during icy, snowy road conditions.   

Motorists are reminded that snowplow operators will work on primary routes (those numbered 1-599) until winter weather has ended and major roads are treated with a goal to have all state-maintained roadways passable with 48 hours after a storm has ended. Passable does not necessarily mean the road will be clear and with temperatures expected to be below freezing into next week, it is likely that some snow/ice will remain on surfaces.

Traffic alerts and traveler information are available at, on VDOT’s 511 mobile app or by calling 511 from any phone in Virginia. Updates are available by following the Lynchburg District on Twitter at @VaDOTLynchburg. Additional information is also available on VDOT’s webpage at

Weather related road issues can be reported by calling 800-FOR-ROADS (800-367-7623) or by going to

The Lynchburg District includes the counties of Amherst, Appomattox, Buckingham, Campbell, Charlotte, Cumberland, Halifax, Nelson, Pittsylvania and Prince Edward.



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