Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176
Dec. 26, 2010
TRAVEL CONCERNS CONTINUE
Major roads could still be icy while secondary roads snow covered in many areas
LYNCHBURG – Crews with the Lynchburg District of the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) continued to plow and treat primary roads (those numbered 1-599) this morning.
As of 10 a.m., between 2 and 4.5 inches of snow were reported across the 10-county district. Primary roads in Amherst, Appomattox, Buckingham, Cumberland, Nelson, Pittsylvania and Prince Edward had minor conditions. Minor conditions indicate that roads are clear with some slick/icy spots. In Campbell and Charlotte counties those roads had moderate conditions meaning that they are generally snow covered. Halifax County had minor to moderate conditions.
Secondary roads (those numbered 600 and above) and neighborhood streets were in moderate condition this morning with several inches of snow accumulated on some road surfaces. Work began on these roads in some areas but additional snow may re-direct crews to the primary routes.
Once the snow stops and the major roads are clear, VDOT will work on secondary roads and neighborhood streets as conditions warrant. However, many of these roads may continue to have an icy slush that could refreeze tonight and create difficulty tomorrow.
Drivers are encouraged to delay trips today if at all possible until the winter weather stops and crews can make more progress on roads. Temperatures are expected to remain near or slightly below freezing today and drop over night. Travel over night and into the early hours of Monday morning may be difficult. For the latest road conditions, motorists can dial 511 or visit www.511Virginia.org.
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