Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176
March 5, 2013
MOTORISTS URGED TO KEEP AN EYE ON THE SKY
Winter weather possible tonight and tomorrow
LYNCHBURG – An ever-changing weather system may drop snow across much of the Commonwealth tonight and through most of Wednesday. The precipitation is likely to begin as rain and icy conditions are possible especially in the northwest portions of the Lynchburg District of the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT).
Lynchburg District VDOT crews will go into 24-hour operations across much of the district tonight. They will be monitoring roadways initially and will take steps necessary to maintain the best road conditions possible throughout the storm. Crews may push snow once it reaches of depth of approximately two inches or more and/or apply abrasives/chemicals to help with melting or traction. Crews will begin their efforts on major roadways and will continue to work on those until the storm ends.
VDOT urges motorists to:
- Keep an eye on the sky! If you must travel, know the conditions before you leave. For the latest on road conditions and traffic during winter storms or anytime, call 511 or visit www.511Virginia.org.
- Keep a safe distance of at least five seconds behind other vehicles.
- Be aware of potentially icy areas such as shady spots, ramps, overpasses and bridges.
- Avoid sudden starts and stops. Taps your brakes gently and make slow turns. Keep your speed down and your momentum consistent.
The Lynchburg District covers the counties of Amherst, Appomattox, Buckingham, Campbell, Charlotte, Cumberland, Halifax, Nelson, Pittsylvania and Prince Edward.
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