Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176
Jan. 18, 2018
VDOT’S Lynchburg District afternoon update
Icy conditions may occur late tonight/early Friday
LYNCHBURG –Crews with the Lynchburg District of the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) continued to work primary routes (those numbered 1-599), secondary roads and neighborhood streets today to take advantage of sunny skies and warmer temperatures.
Crews pushed snow and applied salt, sand and other abrasives, as needed yesterday and throughout the day today. The goal is to have roads passable within 48 hours after a storm ends. Passable does not mean that road surfaces are bare but that roads may be navigated safely with caution.
As it was last night, of major concern today into Friday morning are the cold temperatures. Any moisture on surfaces may refreeze and lead to hazardous driving conditions again in the morning.
Motorists should 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.
The Lynchburg District includes the counties of Amherst, Appomattox, Buckingham, Campbell, Charlotte, Cumberland, Halifax, Nelson, Pittsylvania and Prince Edward.
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