Road condition definitions:
Severe – Significant accumulations of snow; partially block the road; conditions are hazardous
Moderate – snow or ice on major portions of the roadway.
Minor – wet pavement except for isolated spots of snow, ice or slush
11 a.m. update: After days of rain followed by wet snow, sunshine has made a return to the Lynchburg District of the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) this morning.
Crews worked throughout the night pushing snow and applying salt, sand and other abrasives and removing downed trees, as well as responding to flooded roadways in, primarily, Pittsylvania and Halifax Counties.
Most major roadways in the area were in good condition this morning but icy conditions could be found. Those icy conditions could return tonight when melted precipitation refreezes and motorists need to continue to be vigilant.
6 a.m. update: The Lynchburg Department of Public Works is advising all motorists to exercise extreme caution when traveling this morning. Black ice may be on some streets that may appear clear. Motorists should pay special attention on bridges, overpasses, and low-lying areas.
The snow is over and Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews in the Lynchburg District have moved their efforts to secondary routes while continuing to monitor conditions on primary roads.
Crews have worked throughout the overnight hours pushing snow and applying salt, sand and other abrasives and removing downed trees and many of the major roads are free of snow; however, icy conditions remain.
Travel may be difficult through the early morning hours due to icy conditions. Motorists should take particular care on bridges, ramps and overpasses which tend to freeze first and remain frozen longer.