Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176
Jan. 22, 2016
LYNCHBURG DISTRICT: DANGEROUS CONDITIONS LIKELY THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT/SATURDAY
LYNCHBURG –Traffic has been light much of the day due to employees using leave or businesses, schools and agencies being closed and this has allowed Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews in the 10-county Lynchburg District to safely and confidently work from the onset of this extended winter storm.
Snow totals up to 7 inches have been reported in portions of the district in the south-central part of the commonwealth. Roads across the district are snow-covered as the winter precipitation continues to fall.
VDOT crews will remain fully deployed in 12-hour shifts as potentially significant ice, freezing rain, sleet and snow up to 2’ feet or more in depth are expected to impact the area during this weather event. Their goal is to have all state-maintained roads passable within 48 hours after a storm ends. Passable does not mean that there will necessarily be bare pavement.
Dangerous driving conditions are likely during this event and travel is not encouraged. Visibility may also be an issue due to blowing and drifting snow and fast rates of precipitation.
Additional information about VDOT’s winter-weather preparations and response can be found at www.virginiadot.org/travel/snow.asp.
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