Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176
March 21, 2018
MORNING TRAVEL MAY BE DIFFICULT
Motorists should anticipate slick driving conditions
LYNCHBURG – Rain, sleet and snow fell overnight across most of the commonwealth. In the Lynchburg District of the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) snow continues this morning and into the afternoon.
Crews did not pre-treated roads with brine ahead of this storm because the weather event started as rain and the brine would wash off roads and not be effective. Currently, primary routes (those number 1-599) have isolated spots of snow or slush in the counties of Appomattox, Charlotte, Cumberland, Halifax, Pittsylvania and Prince Edward, while those in Amherst, Buckingham, Campbell and Nelson counties have snow or slush on major portions of the roadways. Secondary roads and local streets are mostly snow covered.
Crews are applying salt and treating icy spots with abrasives. Motorists should anticipate possible icy conditions, especially on bridges, overpasses and ramps.
Driving conditions may be difficult and motorists may want to avoid travel in some areas this morning. If travel is necessary, drivers 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 www.virginiadot.org/travel/snow.asp. Local updates will be posted to VDOT’s Lynchburg District Twitter account.
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