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CULP 2011-TA021

July 15, 2011

Telephone lines down across road; motorists advised to use alternate route

CULPEPER — Route 607 (Carpenters Mill Road/Matthew Mill Road) in Orange County has been closed to through traffic due to a single-vehicle accident. The road is a popular cut-through for commuters between Routes 29 and 33.

At 2 p.m. today, a vehicle struck a telephone pole at the intersection of Routes 607 and 670 (Ridgeway Drive), bringing down the pole and telephone lines across the intersection. Virginia State Police are on the scene and have closed both roads until the pole can be repaired and the roadways cleared. The closure could last up to four hours.

Motorists are advised to use an alternate route.

Real-time road conditions and weather forecasts are available on VDOT’s traffic and travel Web site, The site also has live traffic camera images for many major highways, including Interstate 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. Call 1-800-FOR-ROAD (367-7623) 24 hours a day to report highway-related problems or request information about Virginia’s highways.


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