Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176
Jan. 10, 2011
Motorists should be alert to changing road conditions
511 offers road information for travelers
LYNCHBURG—Snow showers, flurries and possible icy precipitation are all in the forecast overnight today and into the early Tuesday and motorists must be alert to changing road conditions.
Crews with the Lynchburg District of the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) have applied brine-a salt and water mixture-to major roadways, attached plows and spreaders to equipment and stocked up on chemicals and abrasives. They are ready to face what may come.
The Lynchburg District includes the counties of Amherst, Appomattox, Buckingham, Campbell, Charlotte, Cumberland, Halifax, Nelson, Pittsylvania and Prince Edward.
With overnight temperatures in the 20’s, any precipitation that falls or remains on surfaces will likely freeze and icy conditions may result. Motorists should pay particular attention to surfaces of bridges and overpasses which typically freeze before roadways.
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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