Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176
March 17, 2014
MOTORISTS SHOULD USE CAUTION DURING MORNING TRAVEL
Icy conditions possible
LYNCHBURG- (4 am) Motorists are urged to use caution across much of the Lynchburg District of the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) this morning. Temperatures hovering near freezing and surfaces wet due to snow, rain and sleet could create dangerous driving conditions.
Roads in Amherst, Buckingham, Cumberland and Nelson Counties have snow or ice on major portions of the roadway, while roads in the counties of Appomattox, Campbell, Charlotte and Prince Edward County have isolated spots of snow, ice or slush.
Lynchburg District crews have been working on primary routes in most locations. Their goal is to have all VDOT-maintained roads passable within 48 hours after the storm ends.
Before traveling today, motorists should know the conditions. Check VDOT’s www.511virginia.org, call 511 and/or check local media.
In addition, motorists should:
- Make sure vehicles are winter ready –all windows, lights, and side mirrors are cleaned before driving.
- 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.
- Travel gently. Turn slowly. Sudden changes can cause vehicles to spin out of control.
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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