Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176
Jan. 11, 2011
LYNCHBURG DISTRICT MORNING ROAD CONDITIONS
LYNCHBURG—Snow is falling across much of the Commonwealth and Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews are working to keep roadways safe for motorists.
In VDOT’s Lynchburg District there are reports of light to heavy snow falling with accumulations from a trace to .75 inches. The District includes the counties of Amherst, Appomattox, Buckingham, Campbell, Charlotte, Cumberland, Halifax, Nelson, Pittsylvania and Prince Edward.
Major roads are generally wet with some areas having patches of snow on surfaces; however, primary routes in Halifax and Pittsylvania County have snow on major portions of the roadway. The conditions on secondary roads range from clear in the northern portion of the District to moderate ---generally snow covered--- in Charlotte, Halifax and Pittsylvania counties.
Temperatures continue to hover below freezing and any precipitation that falls or remains on surfaces may freeze and icy conditions may result. Motorists should pay particular attention to surfaces of bridges and overpasses which typically freeze before roadways.
The snow is expected to end later this morning; however, the possibility of icy conditions continues with the prediction of freezing rain or drizzle before this storm exits the state.
Motorists are urged to use caution and be alert to changing conditions. Before heading out, call 511 for the latest weather and road condition information or visit www. 511virginia.org.
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