Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176
Jan. 6, 2009
ADDITIONAL PRECIPITATION POSSIBLE ACROSS REGION
Heavy rain and/or freezing rain possible in some areas
In the northern portion of the district, Nelson County remains under a winter weather advisory until 11:00 p.m. A winter weather advisory means periods of freezing rain could cause travel difficulties. Motorists should be prepared for slippery roads and limited visibilities. Other areas, including the City of Lynchburg, may receive additional rain and light freezing rain overnight. Use caution.
To the south, Pittsylvania and Halifax Counties are under a flood watch through Thursday afternoon. A flood watch means there is potential for flooding based on current forecasts. Motorists should monitor forecasts and conditions and take the necessary precautions.
Motorists should continue to allow extra time to travel and be aware of the possibility of freezing conditions and black ice overnight and in the early morning hours, particularly on bridges and overpasses, entrance and exit ramps and crossovers as well as roads at higher elevations.
The most important step motorists can take before heading out, call 511 for the latest road condition information or visit www.511Virginia.org.
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