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    Winter Weather Info: January 18, 2018

    Please check back often for all of the latest snow/winter weather updates regarding City of Lynchburg services, cancelations, etc. 
    • Today, Public Works trash collection crews are finishing up routes missed on Wednesday and in some cases, Thursday. Christmas tree collection will be completed on Saturday. Brush & Bulk Collection has been delayed and resume next week once other trash routes are up to date.


    ​Update From the Department of Public Works, 4:00 p.m.

    • At this time primary and secondary roadways are open and passable; current efforts are focused on residential streets. This evening crews will monitor the condition of roadways as refreezing of any remaining moisture on roads is expected overnight. Tomorrow crews will continue to clear residential streets – anticipated warmer temperatures and sunny weather should help to speed up this effort. 
    • For more on the sunny weather and Public Works, watch this...

    ​Update From the Department of Public Works, 7:45 a.m.

    • Today's trash collection will operate on a delayed schedule. If your trash was not picked up on Wednesday it will be collected this Friday.
    • Crews began snow removal on residential streets last night and will continue throughout the day. Due to icy conditions, crews will be applying slag to the streets.
    • Please continue to use caution if traveling this morning and be aware of the possibility of black ice.


    • Update From the Department of Public Works, 5:30 p.m.:

      Although snow has continued to fall much later in the day than forecasts predicted, Lynchburg Public Works is working to keep primary and secondary roadways open and passable. The entire spreader fleet has been out working since last night and will continue through the evening and tomorrow. With temperatures anticipated to drop into the low teens, any snow/moisture remaining on the roadways is expected to freeze and ice will be present this evening and during the morning commute. We urge residents to expect icy conditions and stay off roadways, if possible. 

      We do expect much warmer temperatures and clear sunny skies tomorrow and through the weekend, which will help to melt frozen and untreated roadways.

      We appreciate residents' continued patience as we work to keep primary and secondary roadways open and passable overnight.

    • 1:00 p.m.: We apologize but we have had to suspend trash collection for today, Wednesday, January 17. If you normally receive Wednesday trash collection we will pick up your trash on Friday, January 19. Please leave your cart at the curb.
    • The Customer Convenience Center on Concord Turnpike is now closed.
    • 9:43 a.m.:The Customer Convenience Center on Concord Turnpike will close at 2:00 p.m. today.
    • All Rental Inspections scheduled for today have been postponed due to inclement weather.
    • 7:25 a.m.: Trash will be collected today but will operate on a delayed schedule.
    • Point of Honor will be closed today. The Lynchburg Museum will open at Noon today pending further notice.
    • Parks and Recreation has cancelled all athletic events for tonight.
    • The Lynchburg Public Library will open at Noon.



    Snow is forecast for Lynchburg beginning late this evening, Tuesday, January 16 continuing through the Wednesday morning, January 17. One half inch to two inches of snow is expected to accumulate on City streets. 

    Lynchburg Public Works is prepared to respond to this event and will have crews working overnight and into Wednesday with spreader and plow operations conducted as needed.

    The public should be aware that primary and secondary roads will be the priority; residential streets will only be addressed after primary and secondary roads are cleared. Additionally, residential streets will only be plowed if more than 2 inches of snow accumulate on area roadways.

    Based on the low temperatures that are forecasted during this event, there is an expectation that snow will freeze to the pavement in some locations and will remain on streets even after plowing and salt application. We ask that the public avoid travel if possible during this event and use caution if travel becomes necessary. Lynchburg Public Works crews will be working diligently to get roads cleared as quickly as possible. 

    Currently, Wednesday's trash collection is still scheduled to occur. We will notify the public should that change.

    Your patience and understanding is appreciated.
    Priorities for clearing streets are: 

    • Priority 1:  Clearing of all primary streets and heaviest traffic routes
    • Priority 2:  Clearing of all collector streets and bus routes
    • Priority 3:  Plowing of all residential streets if more than two inches of snow exists

    To receive up-to-date information, citizens are encouraged to sign up for Lynchburg Alerts (select Community Notifications, then General News Releases—you can also select Automated Weather Alerts for National Weather Alert notifications) at www.lynchburgalerts.com.