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March 23, 2018

Shift in storm track could result in forecast changes

LYNCHBURG – It appears that the Lynchburg District of the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) could have a winter storm similar to the one earlier this week but the forecast bears watching. A shift in the storm track could result in increases or decreases in the amount and/or a change in the type of precipitation as the storm reaches our region. VDOT crews will respond to any issues and motorists should anticipate the conditions and drive accordingly.

At this time, the storm is expected to begin as rain, change to a mix of rain/snow and, finally, to all snow by Saturday evening. The snow may continue to fall until late morning on Sunday. Temperatures are then expected to rise into the 40’s before falling again Sunday night. Nighttime temperatures around or slightly below freezing could cause surfaces, especially bridges, overpasses and ramps, to refreeze.

Motorists are encouraged to monitor road conditions using VDOT’s free 511 tools. Additional information about winter-weather preparations and response can be found on VDOT’s website at Local updates will be posted to VDOT’s Lynchburg District Twitter account.

VDOT’s Lynchburg District includes the counties of Amherst, Appomattox, Buckingham, Campbell, Charlotte, Cumberland, Halifax, Nelson, Pittsylvania and Prince Edward.

Information in VDOT news releases was accurate at the time the release was published. For the most current information about projects or programs, please visit the project or program Web pages. You may find those by searching by keyword in the search Virginia DOT box above.

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