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Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176
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LYN-09-033

Feb. 3, 2009



MOTORISTS SHOULD USE CAUTION DURING TRAVEL
Snow predicted across much of the state

LYNCHBURG – Significant portions of the state are under winter weather advisories or winter storm warnings for Tuesday night and much of the day tomorrow (Wednesday). Snow may create difficult driving conditions for motorists in the Lynchburg District of the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT). The district is comprised of the counties of Amherst, Appomattox, Buckingham, Campbell, Charlotte, Cumberland, Halifax, Nelson, Pittsylvania and Prince Edward in the south-central portion of the state.

A winter weather advisory is in effect for the counties of Appomattox, Buckingham, Campbell and Pittsylvania, including the cities of Lynchburg and Appomattox, from 6:00 .pm. today through 12:00 p.m. Wednesday. The advisory indicates that there is the potential for two to three inches of snow across portions of the area. A winter storm warning for the same time period covers the counties of Charlotte and Halifax, and includes Keysville and South Boston. That warning indicates that as much as five inches of snow could occur in the area.

VDOT crews in many areas will work overnight to address reports of freezing and treat roads with sand and salt to minimize problems during morning travel. Motorists should be particularly careful on bridges, overpasses, turn lanes, ramps and intersections, as well as roads at higher elevations.

Motorists are urged to remain alert and use caution should travel be necessary during the overnight or early morning hours. Slow down! Allow extra time to travel and know the road conditions. Before leaving your location, visit www.511Virginia.org, or call 511 from any telephone.



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