Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176
Jan. 21, 2014
LYNCHBURG DISTRICT: LIGHT PRECIPITATION FALLING IN MANY AREAS
LYNCHBURG – (3 p.m.) Snow has started to fall in portions of the Lynchburg District of the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and highway crews have already made preparations to “keep Virginia moving” safely.
VDOT Lynchburg crews pre-treated a number of major roadways in the district yesterday (Monday, January 20) in anticipation of this winter storm. The pre-treatment helps to slow the bonding of snow to the road surface and allows extra time for removal of any accumulation.
Once a minimal amount of snow accumulates, VDOT crews will plow roadways; they will also treat surfaces with sand to improve traction and salt to help melt the snow and ice on the road surface, as appropriate. Crews will concentrate on major highways until the storm ends and roads are safe for travel. They will then move their efforts to other routes, if necessary.
Light snow and very cold temperatures will create icy conditions overnight and tomorrow so motorists should beware of conditions prior to travel, if possible. Please call 511 or visit www.511Virginia.org for up-to-date information. In addition, motorists are reminded to use caution, allow extra time and remember that vehicles do not respond in the same way on wet and/icy surfaces as they do on dry pavement. If travel can be avoided during a storm, do so.
The Lynchburg District includes the counties of Amherst, Appomattox, Buckingham, Campbell, Charlotte, Cumberland, Halifax, Nelson, Pittsylvania and Prince Edward.
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