Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176
Dec. 8, 2013
WINTER PRECIPITATION IMPACTS COMMONWEALTH
VDOT Lynchburg District asks motorists to avoid travel due to possible icy conditions
LYNCHBURG — (11:00 a.m.) The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is reporting that primary roads are generally wet and clear in most of the ten-county Lynchburg District; however, snow- and ice-covered roads are possible throughout Sunday and into the early hours of Monday.
Crews have been treating primary routes and applying a mixture of chemicals and abrasives to bridges, ramps, low-lying and other trouble areas. Tree removal and signal crews are on standby should ice bring down trees on roadways and create a loss of electricity to signals. Drivers are advised that if a traffic signal loses power the intersection is treated as a four-way stop.
VDOT urges motorists to delay travel today if possible and to be aware that any moisture left on roadways may freeze as temperatures are expected to remain below or near freezing through early Monday morning.
Motorists should check VDOT’s 511 travel website, www.511virginia.org, before going out. The website is updated in real time with weather and road conditions for all highways in Virginia. Once on the road VDOT’s 511 mobile app provides real-time traffic and weather information or travelers can call 511 from any phone.
The Lynchburg District is comprised of the counties of Amherst, Appomattox, Buckingham, Campbell, Charlotte, Cumberland, Halifax, Nelson, Pittsylvania and Prince Edward.
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