The light precipitation we talked about in this morning’s forecast has moved into areas south and west of Nelson. In Lynchburg, countless accidents are underway, many on Route 29. Major accidents that are completely shutting down many roads. VA State Police report accidents with numerous cars involved.
If you are traveling into that area, VA State Police are advising to wait a couple of hours beofre you head that way. Within 2-3 hours the temperatures in that area should rise above freezing.
The major concern is freezing rain which is creating all of the accidents.
You can see many of the accident locations by visiting VDOT Traffic 511 by clicking here.
Current Winter Weather Advisory Covering the Lynchburg area NELSON IS NOT INCLUDED IN THIS:
URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
854 AM EST FRI DEC 7 2007
…FREEZING RAIN THIS MORNING…
…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM EST THIS
THE WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM EST THIS
EXPECT SCATTERED FREEZING RAIN…MIXED AT TIMES WITH SLEET THIS
MORNING. THE FREEZING RAIN WILL GRADUALLY TAPER OFF OR CHANGE TO
LIGHT RAIN. A THIN COATING OF ICE WILL CREATE SLICK SPOTS ON
UNTREATED ROADS…ESPECIALLY ON BRIDGES AND OVERPASSES.
A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW…SLEET…OR
FREEZING RAIN WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR
SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES…AND USE CAUTION WHILE