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FRED-54077

Aug. 28, 2011



ROAD WORK CONTINUES INTO SUNDAY EVENING
VDOT working with utility companies to clear roads of entangled trees and power lines

FREDERICKSBURG —Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews and contractors will remain at work Sunday night in the Fredericksburg District to open roads that remain blocked by power lines intertwined with trees and tree limbs.

 

VDOT, working in partnership with utility companies, will continue to coordinate efforts in order to re-open more than 40 closed roads in the Northern Neck, Middle Peninsula, and Fredericksburg area.

 

Most roads affected by Hurricane Irene are secondary roads, although a few primary roads remain closed this evening.

 

In King George County, portions of Route 218 remain closed for downed power lines.

 

Eastbound Route 202 is closed in Westmoreland County for downed power lines near the intersection of Taylor Town Road (Route 668).

 

Two additional primary roads that are closed are Route 17 Business in Middlesex County at Saluda between Route 17 and Route 33. In Northumberland County, Route 201 is closed from Knights Run Road (Route 642) to Indian Valley Road (Route 604) for washout conditions.

 

VDOT will continue to update www.511Virginia.org with the most current road conditions and closures. Motorists can access 511Virginia by calling 511 from any phone in Virginia.

 

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