Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176
March 4, 2016
UNKNOWN PERSON/PERSONS CUTTING AND DROPPING TREES IN ROADWAYS
Downed trees discovered in Sutherlin area, 2 accidents reported
LYNCHBURG-Reports have been received of over two dozen trees cut and dropped in roadways in the Sutherlin area of Halifax County in the last 24 hours and the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is urging motorists to use caution and be alert. Two incidents associated with cut trees were reported but VDOT has no additional details on those incidents.
VDOT is currently checking roads in the area, both in Halifax and Pittsylvania counties, and has alerted the Virginia State Police to the activity.
“This activity is very dangerous for the traveling public and the person downing the trees,” says Kenneth Martin, acting district maintenance engineer. “Motorists do not expect to encounter downed trees in the roadways right now and the person/persons doing this could easily be hurt, as well.”
The public is encouraged to report any suspicious activity to law enforcement.
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