As more winter weather is expected to roll into the region over the next week, the Lynchburg District of the Virginia Department of Transportation is urging people to monitor local forecasts while VDOT prepares to respond to snowy and icy conditions, VDOT said Wednesday.
VDOT encourages people to avoid travel if possible during winter storms, when roads may be hazardous with snow and ice. If one must drive, VDOT said, motorists should reduce speed and increase following distance to other vehicles.
Crews will treat roads to encourage melting and improve traction, and will work “around the clock” during winter weather to clear roads.
With more than 11,000 hours of flying under his belt and more than 400 pupils he’s helped at some stage in their flying career, many Lynchburg-area pilots consider Bob Walker to be a fixture in the local aviation community.
A Democratic-led Senate committee on Thursday effectively killed a bill to diversify Virginia governor’s schools that was introduced by Del. Roslyn Tyler, D-Sussex, and endorsed by state Secretary of Education Atif Qarni.
Bedford County Public Schools is working to improve behavioral and mental health support for its students by shifting services offered at the Alternative Education Center to the division's base schools.