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Drivers Navigate the Morning Snowfall

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Lynchburg, VA - Many roads in Central Virginia are improving Monday afternoon, according to VDOT, as this snow system moves out of here. Road crews are now into day two of plowing and scraping. And many of you want the spring weather you were promised.

Not a big deal driving around Lynchburg as of noon Monday. Of course, it was a different story Sunday and in to Monday morning. 

"I'm ready for spring," said Alex Berry.

At Lynchburg Transmissions, Alex Berry spends his morning clearing snow off the cars. A little heavy lifting now could save a lot of time later: "The more snow on the cars, the more snow that melts in the shop and drips on us while we're working on them, so we go ahead and brush them off before we bring them in," said Berry.

Six inches covered the cars at Enterprise Rent-a-Car on Old Forest Road. And by late morning on Wards Road, plows started clearing the store parking lot for shoppers. But, the snow had some people looking to hunker down at home instead of venturing out.

"I usually walk outside just to enjoy it, and then read a book, drink some hot chocolate," said Emily Thompson, LU student.

Liberty University students Emily Thompson and Katie Murray never saw this snow coming, but you won't hear them complain.

"It has helped my day actually. My Spanish class got canceled, so I've got extra time to do my homework and just enjoy the snow," said Murray.

Berry isn't sweating the snow, and has no complaints about working in it.

"I don't know. If I wasn't at home, I wouldn't be making the money. Everybody's got to do something," said Berry.

VDOT crews will still be out on the roads Monday. The focus is still on the main roads, then the secondaries. As always, the wet roads are expected to refreeze Monday night. So, drivers should expect to leave a little earlier to get to work Tuesday morning.

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