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Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176
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LYN-13-032

March 6, 2013



Winter Weather Conditions - 4 a.m.
Motorists should use caution across much of VDOT's Lynchburg District

LYNCHBURG – Rain changed to snow during the overnight hours of Tuesday and slick roads could greet motorists across portions of the commonwealth this morning.  Caution is urged.

In VDOT’s Lynchburg District, roads in the counties of Amherst and Nelson are in moderate condition.  This means that there is snow or ice on major portions of the roadway.  Road conditions in the counties of Appomattox, Buckingham and Campbell are reported in minor condition which indicates that there are isolated spots of snow, ice or slush.  Currently, roads in the rest of the district: Charlotte, Cumberland, Halifax, Pittsylvania and Prince Edward counties are reported as clear.

VDOT urges motorists to:

  • Know the conditions before you leave your current location. 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.  Tap 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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