Jan. 25, 2013
VDOT LYNCHBURG DISTRICT PREPARES FOR WINTER STORM
Once again winter weather is on tap for the commonwealth and crews in the Lynchburg District of the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) have entered 24-hour operations with crews working twelve-hour shifts.
Major roads, including Routes 29, 58, 460 and 501 were pre-treated with brine in preparation for the possible snow or freezing rain which may result from this storm. This process helps to prevent snow and ice from bonding to surfaces when the storm begins. More information may be accessed at www.virginiadot.org/travel/resources/snow/Road_antiicing_pretreatment.pdf.
Travel may be difficult during and after the storm through the early morning hours due to possible icy conditions. Motorists should take particular care on bridges, ramps and overpasses which tend to freeze first and remain frozen longer.
Motorists should check VDOT’s 511 travel website, www.511virginia.org, before leaving home/work. Travelers can also call 511 from any telephone in Virginia for real-time information on traffic and road conditions.
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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