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Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
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Ken Slack 540-332-9264
Ken.Slack@vdot.virginia.gov
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STA14-149

June 20, 2014



HEAVY RAINS CLOSE PORTION OF ROUTE 39 IN ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY

STAUNTON – (11:40 p.m.) Heavy rains early this evening have closed  a portion of Route 39 in Rockbridge County.  Route 39 is washed out between Route 780 (Brattons Run) on the western end of Route 39 to Route 623 (Farm House Lane) on the eastern end of Route 39.

Westbound Route 39 traffic should take Route 11 south in the Lexington area to Interstate 64 west to exit 43 onto Route 780 to Route 39.

Eastbound Route 39 traffic should take Route 780 to I-64 east to exit 55 onto Route 11 to Route 39.

For closed flooded roads go to www.511Virginia.org, look at the orange bar on the top of the page and click on “Text Views” and then click on “Road Condition Table”. Look at the pull down box that lists all jurisdictions.  In this box individual counties can be chosen to view.

Traffic alerts and traveler information can be obtained by dialing 511. Traffic alerts and traveler information also are available at 511Virginia.org. For other assistance call the VDOT Customer Service Center, available 24 hours-a-day, seven days a week. Citizens can dial 1-800-FOR- ROAD (1-800-367-7623) from anywhere in the state to report road hazards, ask transportation questions, or get information related to Virginia’s roads.

The Staunton District Twitter feed is at @VaDOTStaunton. VDOT can be followed on Facebook, Flickr, Twitter and YouTube. RSS feeds are also available for statewide information. The VDOT Web page is located at www.VirginiaDOT.org.

The VDOT Staunton District serves Frederick, Shenandoah, Clarke, Warren, Page, Rockingham, Augusta, Highland, Rockbridge, Alleghany and Bath counties.

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