VDOT warns of new precipitation tonight, possibility of refreeze

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LYNCHBURG, Va. (WDBJ7) -- Motorists in the Lynchburg District of the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) should anticipate the possibility of additional precipitation tonight and early tomorrow and expect the refreeze of any moisture on roadways, officials said Sunday.

According to a release from VDOT, Crews have worked in 12-hour shifts to clear primary and major secondary routes across the ten-county district which includes the counties of Amherst, Appomattox, Buckingham, Campbell, Charlotte, Cumberland, Halifax, Nelson, Pittsylvania and Prince Edward.

Once the storm has ended and those roads are passable efforts will move to secondary routes and neighborhood streets. Passable does not mean that roads will be clear of snow or ice. With temperatures below freezing much of the time, the thaw/refreeze cycle may last for several days, the release stated.

If you must travel, plan for and adjust travel for the road and weather conditions on your commute. Know the conditions – visit 511Virginia.org, the 511 app or call 511 for updated road conditions 24 hours per day.