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CULP 2010-076

June 27, 2010



ALL TRAFFIC SIGNALS OPERATING ON ROUTE 29
Power restored to signals north of Charlottesville; storm cleanup will continue

CULPEPER — Power has been restored to all traffic signals on the Route 29 corridor north of Charlottesville. Several intersections from Hydraulic Road north had been without signals since a severe storm blew through the Charlottesville area on Thursday night, felling trees and utility lines and cutting electric power to the signals.

Motorists should continue to be alert for highway and utility crews as work continues to restore power and other utilities disrupted by the storm and clean up the debris from highways and neighborhood streets. The Virginia Department of Transportation will have crews working in the Charlottesville area this week clearing debris from the shoulders of area roads. Work zones will be marked with signs and other traffic controls and motorists should reduce speed and be prepared to stop when approaching those work zones.

Real-time road conditions and weather forecasts are available on VDOT’s traffic and travel Web site, www.511Virginia.org. The site also has live traffic camera images for many major highways, including I-64, I-66 and Routes 29 and 250 in Central Virginia. Motorists can call 511 from any telephone in Virginia for road and traffic conditions on all major highways in the state.

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