Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176
Jan. 30, 2013
HEAVY RAIN AND WIND MAY CREATE TRAVEL HAZARDS TODAY
Trees down in Buckingham, Charlotte and Halifax Counties
Severe storms are forecast for much of the state today and several roads in Buckingham, Charlotte and Halifax Counties are closed or partially blocked by downed trees at this time.
Crews with the Lynchburg District of the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) have been monitoring the weather and are prepared to take steps necessary to maintain the area’s roadways.
Motorists should be alert throughout the day and evening as significant rain may result in difficult driving and/or flooding conditions at some locations. In addition, high winds may bring more trees down even in areas with limited precipitation because the ground is already saturated.
Motorists should check VDOT’s 511 travel website, www.511virginia.org, before leaving home/work for real-time information on traffic and road conditions. Travelers may also call 511 from any telephone in Virginia.
To report downed trees or hazardous road condition, call VDOT’s Customer Service Center at 800-367-7623 (800-FOR-ROAD).
The Lynchburg District includes the counties of Amherst, Appomattox, Buckingham, Campbell, Charlotte, Cumberland, Halifax, Nelson, Pittsylvania and Prince Edward.
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