LaTina W. Bundy 540-899-4560
Oct. 30, 2012
HURRICANE SANDY CAUSES MINIMAL DAMAGE IN THE FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT
Noon Update: Four roads remain closed due to high water or downed power lines
FREDERICKSBURG— VDOT’s 14-county Fredericksburg district was spared any major damage from the heavy rain and high winds of Hurricane Sandy.
There are currently only four roads that remain closed throughout the district. Two due to flooding and the others are closed due to downed power lines.
The roads that are closed due to flooding include: Harrell Road in Stafford County and Route 1013 in Essex County. Route 730 in Northumberland County and Route 606 in Westmoreland County are both closed due downed power lines. Several other roads throughout district have been posted for high water but are passable.
VDOT anticipates that the roads that are currently closed will be open later today.
Crews will continue to monitor roads for downed trees, power lines and debris throughout the day and post warning signs as needed.
Although the threat of the storm has passed VDOT reminds motorists to:
• Avoid traveling on roads that have been posted for high water or closed.
• Remember that wet leaves can cause slick conditions on roads.
• Be alert to traffic signal outages. Treat intersections as a four-way stop if the traffic signal is out or flashing.
• Call 511 or visit www.511virginia.org for up to the minute road conditions and closings.
• Call VDOT’s 24-hour Customer Service Center at 1-800-FOR-ROAD (800-367-7623) to report downed trees and power lines, hazardous road conditions.
VDOT’s 14-county Fredericksburg District includes the counties of Caroline, King George, Spotsylvania and Stafford (Fredericksburg area); Northumberland, Richmond, Lancaster and Westmoreland counties (Northern Neck area); Essex, Gloucester, King & Queen, King William, Mathews and Middlesex counties (Middle Peninsula).
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