Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176
March 25, 2014
WINTER TAKES ANOTHER RUN AT VDOT’S LYNCHBURG DISTRICT
Motorists urged to use caution throughout the night and into the early hours of Wednesday
LYNCHBURG- (3:30 pm) Mother Nature has garnered the attention of motorists and has surpassed predictions of meteorologists with today’s winter weather. Several inches of heavy wet snow has fallen across a significant portion of the Lynchburg District of the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT).
VDOT crews are continuing to snow push, as warranted, and to treat bridges and other areas prone to icy conditions.
Motorists should pay careful attention to the road conditions throughout this storm. Once the storm ends later today, any moisture that remains on surfaces may freeze and create difficult driving conditions through Wednesday morning.
Motorists can help to ensure their own safety by knowing the conditions before they travel. Check VDOT’s www.511virginia.org, call 511 and/or check local media. In addition, they should make sure all windows, lights, and side mirrors are cleaned before driving and that they have a safe distance of at least five seconds behind other vehicles and allow extra time for travel. They should also be alert to the possibility of downed trees, limbs and other items and drive for the conditions – avoid sudden changes of direction, drive slowly and brake gently. .
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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