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LYN-10-013

Feb. 25, 2010



LYNCHBURG DISTRICT ROAD CONDITION UPDATE – 3:30 P.M.
Additional flooding possible in some areas

LYNCHBURG – The heavy rain overnight left numerous roads closed in eight counties in the ten-county Lynchburg District of the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) today.  Roads were closed in Amherst, Appomattox, Buckingham, Campbell, Charlotte, Halifax, Nelson and Pittsylvania counties, leaving only Cumberland and Prince Edward counties with no reports of flooding. 

While conditions have approved in many areas this afternoon, as of 3:30 p.m. dozens of roads remain closed and additional flooding is possible in down stream locations due to runoff. 

Roads in several locations may remain closed for several weeks due to pavement and/or pipe damage, including Route 931, just off US 29, in Gretna, Pittsylvania County, which is closed due to a slope failure and sinkhole. 

Motorists are again reminded to use caution and not to drive across flooded roadways.   

For the latest real-time traffic information, please call 511 or visit www.511Virginia.org.



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