Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176
Jan. 22, 2016
LYNCHBURG DISTRICT: SOUTH-CENTRAL VIRGINIA FACES WINTER WEATHER CHALLENGE
LYNCHBURG – Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews are fully deployed across the 10-county Lynchburg District this morning as potentially significant ice, freezing rain, sleet and snow up to 2’ feet or more in depth are expected to impact the area over the next two days.
VDOT crews are prepared for this first major winter storm and will be working in 12-hour shifts during and after the storm. 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.
Approximately 600 pieces of state and hired equipment are available for use during the storm response. Sand, salt and abrasives have been stocked and will be used, as appropriate.
Dangerous driving conditions are likely during this event and travel during the snow is not encouraged. Visibility may also be an issue due to blowing and drifting snow and fast rates
Additional information about VDOT’s winter-weather preparations and response can be found at www.virginiadot.org/travel/snow.asp.
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