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Nov. 4, 2011
ROUTE 28 CLOSED DUE TO VEHICLE ACCIDENT
Motorists advised to use alternate route during afternoon commute
CULPEPER — Route 28 in Fauquier County is closed between Route 616 (Casanova Road) and Route 643 (Meetze Road) due to an accident involving a tractor-trailer and a mail truck. The road is heavily used by commuters between Manassas and areas of central Virginia.
The Virginia Department of Transportation, local police and fire and rescue are on the scene and have closed the road. A detour is in place and will direct southbound motorists from Route 28 to Route 616 to Route 643 and back onto Route 28. Northbound motorists will reverse the detour.
Motorists are advised to expect delays and use an alternate route if possible.
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