Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176
March 3, 2014
LYNCHBURG DISTRICT: DRIVERS SHOULD USE CAUTION
Icy roads expected overnight and tomorrow morning
LYNCHBURG – (3 p.m.) Drivers should expect icy roads in most of the Virginia Department of Transportation’s Lynchburg District during the overnight and early morning hours of Tuesday.
While roads are mainly wet now, motorists may encounter patches of ice or snow, particularly on bridges, overpasses, at higher elevations and in shady areas. Low temperatures tonight may create hazardous driving conditions as any moisture on roadways and other surfaces will freeze.
Motorists are advised to delay travel, if possible. If travel is necessary, use extreme caution and follow these winter driving tips:
- Know the conditions before you go! Check www.511virginia.org, call 511 and/or check local media.
- Make sure your vehicle is winter ready – be sure to completely clear all windows, lights, and side mirrors before driving.
- Keep an emergency driving kit in your car.
- Wear your seatbelt and don’t drive distracted.
- Keep a safe distance of at least five seconds behind other vehicles.
- Allow extra time for travel.
- When driving on ice, don’t slam on your brakes. Travel gently. Turn slowly.
Motorists can report potholes and other road problems 24 hours per day, 365 days per year to VDOT’s Customer Service Center at 1-800-367-7623 (800-FOR-ROAD).
The Lynchburg District consists of the following counties: Amherst, Appomattox, Buckingham, Campbell, Charlotte, Cumberland, Halifax, Nelson, Pittsylvania and Prince Edward.
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