Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176


Jan. 7, 2017

You can help with the winter weather response

LYNCHBURG - VDOT crews in the ten-county Lynchburg District are fully involved in winter weather response. 

You can help by doing the following:

  • Avoid driving today as many roads are still snow covered and icy. 
  • Be patient. Plow operators will work on primary routes (those numbered 1-599) and move to roads with less traffic volume, as appropriate. With a goal of reaching each state-maintained route within 48 hours after the storm has ended.
  • Do not expect bare pavement until temperatures rise. Crews will ensure roads are passable but passable may not mean free of snow/ice and once temperatures do rise above freezing, any moisture left on surfaces may refreeze as temperatures drop during overnight hours.
  • Stay aware. Information is available at, on VDOT’s 511 mobile app or by calling 511 from any phone in Virginia or on VDOT’s website at Local updates are also available by following the Lynchburg District on Twitter at @VaDOTLynchburg.

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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