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VDOT PREPARES WEEKEND RESPONSE

[ 0 ] February 16, 2018 |

Saturday weather wet and possibly wintry

LYNCHBURG, Va. – While everyone has enjoyed 60 to 70 degree temperatures this week, the weekend will another round of wet and, possibly, wintry weather to portions of the state. Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews are preparing for whatever comes their way.

In VDOT’s Lynchburg District, crews will ensure that equipment and materials are ready to respond before leaving at the end of the normal workday today (Friday, February 16). Skeleton crews will report in most area tonight to address any problem, while full crews will respond in portions of Amherst and Nelson counties that more likely to receive increased precipitation, including snow. Additional staff will be available should conditions warrant and crews will be in place until after the danger of icy conditions has subsided.

Motorists should monitor weather conditions through local media or on NOAA.gov and road conditions using VDOT’s free 511 tools. Additional information about winter-weather preparations and response is on VDOT’s website at www.virginiadot.org/travel/snow.asp. Local updates are available on 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.

WINTRY WEATHER RETURNS TO THE SHENANDOAH VALLEY

STAUNTON – After several days of spring-like conditions, the Shenandoah Valley is expecting cold temperatures and a wintry mix on Saturday, February 17. The Virginia Department of Transportation is urging motorists to follow weather forecasts and be prepared for slick driving conditions due to snow or sleet.

VDOT does not plan to pre-treat Valley roads for this storm. Crews will be out Saturday to monitor conditions throughout the 11-county VDOT Staunton District, and will plow or treat roadways as needed.

Road conditions and traffic cameras can be found on the VDOT 511 website at http://www.511Virginia.org,

For a text listing of winter weather road conditions go to http://www.511Virginia.org, look at the orange bar on the top of the page and click on “Text Views” and then click on “Road Condition Table”. Look at the pull down box that lists all jurisdictions. In this box individual counties can be chosen to view.

On the go? Then visit VDOT’s Free Virginia 511 Tools to get your 511 app for android or iOS. Traffic alerts and traveler information can be obtained by dialing 511.

The VDOT Customer Service Center can be accessed through its mobile friendly website at https://my.vdot.virginia.gov/. Agents are on site 24/7 every day of the year to assist the public. People can also call the VDOT Customer Service Center at 800-FOR- ROAD (800-367-7623).

The Staunton District Snow Page is on the VDOT website under Travel Center Snow Emergency Pages. The Staunton District Twitter feed is at @VaDOTStaunton.

VDOT statewide Twitter messages can be found at @VaDOT. The nine districts can be found at:Hampton Roads @VaDOTHR; Richmond @VaDOTRVA; Northern Virginia @VaDOTNOVA; Fredericksburg @VaDOTFred; Culpeper @VaDOTCulp; Lynchburg @VaDOTLynchburg; Bristol @VaDOTBristol; Salem @VaDOTSalem; Staunton @VaDOTStaunton.

VDOT can be followed on Facebook, Flickr, Twitter and YouTube. RSS feeds are also available for statewide information. The VDOT Web page is located at http://www.VirginiaDOT.org.

The VDOT Staunton District serves Frederick, Shenandoah, Clarke, Warren, Page, Rockingham, Augusta, Highland, Rockbridge, Alleghany and Bath counties.

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Road condition definitions:
Severe – drifting or partially blocked road.
Moderate – snow or ice on major portions of the roadway.
Minor – bare pavement except for isolated spots of snow, ice or slush. Driving with caution is recommended.

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