Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176
March 6, 2014
MORE WINTER WEATHER ON THE WAY
Motorists urged to avoid travel if possible and know the conditions before hitting the road
LYNCHBURG-Motorists in the Virginia Department of Transportation’s Lynchburg District may face travel difficulties during the late hours of Thursday and into the day on Friday due to the possibility of icy road conditions.
District crews are prepared to begin 24-hour operations this evening and will respond as conditions warrant. Their goal is to have all state-maintained roads passable with 48 hours after the storm ends.
Motorists are advised to delay travel during the storm, 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 – completely clear all windows, lights, and side mirrors before driving.
- Keep an emergency driving kit in your car.
- Keep a safe distance of at least five seconds behind other vehicles and allow extra time for travel.
- Be alert to the possibility of downed trees, limbs and other items.
- When driving on ice, don’t slam on your brakes. Travel gently. Turn slowly. Sudden changes can cause your car to spin out of control.
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 is comprised of the counties of Amherst, Appomattox, Buckingham, Campbell, Charlotte, Cumberland, Halifax, Nelson, Pittsylvania and Prince Edward.
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