Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176
Nov. 25, 2014
MOTORISTS SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR POSSIBLE WINTER WEATHER IN CENTRAL VIRGINIA
LYNCHBURG – Winter weather is a possibility in portions of the Lynchburg District of the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) beginning Wednesday, Nov. 26 and extending into the early hours of Thanksgiving morning.
Rain is expected to move into the area during the overnight hours of Tuesday or early Wednesday. The rain may mix with snow in some locations before it ends early Thursday. The northwest portions of Amherst and Nelson counties may experience the most significant accumulations of snow. VDOT crews will monitor conditions and take the steps necessary to keep driving conditions as safe as possible.
VDOT advises motorists to call 511, visit www.511virginia.org or use the free VDOT 511 mobile app for up-to-date information on road conditions before traveling.
If travel is necessary, motorists should know the conditions, prepare vehicles for winter weather and possible emergencies, allow extra travel time, and pay special attention when driving on bridges, overpasses and in shady areas, which become and stay icy longer than other surfaces.
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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