Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176
Feb. 28, 2015
ANOTHER ROUND OF WINTRY WEATHER ON THE WAY?
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LYNCHBURG—(4 pm) The latest forecasts call for another round of wintry weather moving into the area during the early hours of Sunday. Snow, sleet and/freezing rain are possible and motorists should be extremely alert to the conditions.
Crews from the Lynchburg District of the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) prepared for response before taking a much-needed, if brief, break following the last storm. They will report back to duty in advance of the arrival of this event and will take steps necessary to address any problem areas, beginning on major roadways.
Motorists should pay particular attention to bridges, overpasses and other locations that may freeze first. Attention should also be given to locations where possible refreeze has occurred following today’s sunshine and warmer temperatures.
Motorists are encouraged to continue to use caution and to allow VDOT crews an opportunity to safely remove snow and apply salt and sand. In addition, motorists should drive slowly and allow extra time for travel, if necessary.
Road conditions and other real-time travel information can be found on the 511 Virginia website, the free VDOT 511 mobile app or by calling 511 from any phone in Virginia. VDOT updates are also on Facebook and the district’s Twitter account, @VaDOTLynchburg.
The Lynchburg District includes the counties of Amherst, Appomattox, Buckingham, Campbell, Charlotte, Cumberland, Halifax, Nelson, Pittsylvania and Prince Edward.
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