From VDOT Lynchburg (1PM Saturday) :
Lynchburg, Va. – VDOT continue to monitor the latest weather forecasts. The latest information suggests a shift in snow totals and ice accumulation. While maximum snow amounts are trending downward, the amount of ice and freezing rain to hit our region is going up.
“It is recommended that motorists stay off the roads unless absolutely necessary,” said Gerry Harter, District Maintenance Engineer. “As bad as snow is on the roads, ice is much worse as far as impacts to traction are concerned. Our crews are ready and waiting. This storm is expected to bring us snow, sleet and freezing rain, so our response will change along with conditions.”
In addition to heavy snow and icy conditions, the forecast is now calling for even stronger winds, particularly Sunday night into Monday morning. That means downed trees and power lines and power outages are major concerns. VDOT urges the public to complete preparations for the storm now and plan to wait the storm out safely indoors.
Those who must be on the road during the storm should maintain a safe speed, increase following distance and visit 511virginia.org to check conditions before travel. To view VDOT plow locations once plowing operations have begun, visit vdotplows.org
VDOT’s Customer Service Center is open 24 hours a day to answer questions and take reports of roadway hazards. Call 1-800-FOR-ROAD (367-7623) or contact us online at https://my.vdot.virginia.gov.