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March 21, 2018



VDOT CREWS CONTINUE TO WORK PRIMARIES AS SNOW FALLS
Motorists should anticipate possible icy conditions late tonight/early Thursday

LYNCHBURG – Snow is continuing to fall in much of the Lynchburg District of the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and conditions late tonight/early Thursday could be icy.

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.

Currently, primary routes (those number 1-599) have isolated spots of snow or slush in the counties of portions of Amherst County, as well as, Appomattox, Buckingham, Campbell, Charlotte, Cumberland, Pittsylvania and Prince Edward, while other routes in Amherst and Nelson counties have snow or slush on major portions of the roadways. Secondary roads and local streets are mostly snow covered throughout the District. However, roads in Halifax County are merely wet. Crews are currently plowing where appropriate, applying salt and treating icy spots with abrasives.

Tonight and early tomorrow, motorists should anticipate possible icy conditions, especially on bridges, overpasses and ramps.

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 www.virginiadot.org/travel/snow.asp. Local updates will be posted to VDOT’s Lynchburg District Twitter account.



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