Snow will start coming down this afternoon and is expected to fall for several hours through the evening– the result is a quick-hitting and intense wet snow that could snarl traffic just in time for the evening rush on roads. The Virginia Department of Transportation is reminding drivers to get where you need to be by dusk and to stay off the roads if possible after dark. Officials say it’s safer and does help VDOT workers get their jobs done more effectively.
WEATHER RELATED via VDOT: Forecasters are predicting that frozen precipitation will fall throughout much of the afternoon and evening and possibly into the early hours of Friday. Lynchburg District crew members of the Virginia Department of Transportation will begin their response on the district’s primary routes 24, 29, 40, 58, 360, 460 and 501. Temperatures overnight and Friday morning could drop below 32 degrees and any moisture on the roadways and other surfaces may freeze. Motorists should use extreme caution, particularly on bridges and elevated surfaces. Before leaving home or work, VDOT advises motorists to check road conditions by calling 511 or logging on to 511Virginia.org and avoid driving in hazardous conditions if at all possible. To report downed trees or hazardous road condition, call VDOT’s Customer Service Center at 800-367-7623