Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176
March 2, 2009
4:00 P.M. ROAD CONDITIONS
LYNCHBURG – As of 4:00 p.m. the primary routes in the Lynchburg District of the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) are reported to be in clear to minor condition. Minor condition means that there is the potential for scattered icy patches or snow on the roadway and that roads are passable with caution. Many secondary routes remain covered by a heavy snow.
As of late afternoon, one primary road and several secondary routes were closed due to conditions. Closed are all or portions of Routes 47 and 746 in Charlotte County and Route 721 in Pittsylvania County.
VDOT crews have been pushing snow on primary and major secondary routes since last night and are now applying abrasives and working some secondary routes.
While road conditions are currently improving, any snow that melts today will likely refreeze tonight when temperatures drop into the low to middle teens. Extra care still needs to be taken on bridges and overpasses which freeze before road surfaces.
The Lynchburg District includes Amherst, Appomattox, Buckingham, Campbell, Charlotte, Cumberland, Halifax, Nelson, Pittsylvania and Prince Edward counties.
If driving today and into Tuesday morning, allow extra time to reach your destination. Drive slowly and keep a safe distance behind other vehicles and, most importantly, know the conditions before venturing out onto the roads. Call 511 or visit the 511 website at www.511Virginia.org.
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