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FRED-54073

Aug. 28, 2011



HURRICANE CLEANUP EFFORTS CONTINUE
Motorists will find interstate and primary routes open, while debris removal continues on secondary roads in Northern Neck, Middle Peninsula

 

FREDERICKSBURG—Debris removal continues Sunday afternoon as Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews work to open more than 30 closed roadways as quickly as possible in the Northern Neck, Middle Peninsula and Fredericksburg area.

 

Road closures are concentrated this afternoon on secondary roads in the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula, and in the Caroline County area. Several dozen roads are currently impassable due to downed power lines and trees. Roads closed due to washout conditions may require additional repair and inspection.  

 

In Northumberland County, Route 201 is closed from Knights Run Road (Route 642) to Indian Valley Road (Route 604) for washout conditions.

 

In Middlesex County, Route 625 is closed from Route 3/Route 33 to Regent Road (Route 624) for washout conditions.

 

Route 612 in Richmond County is closed for washout conditions from Cedar Grove Road (Route 602) to Luttrellville Lane (Route 616). Also in Richmond, Route 619 is closed for washout conditions between Route 3 and Drinking Swamp Road (Route 627).

 

Interstate 95, primary routes, and the majority of secondary routes are open in the Fredericksburg area. In King George County, portions of eastbound or westbound Route 218 are closed for downed power lines. Several secondary roads are closed in Caroline County for downed power lines or trees.

 

Complete, updated road closures listed by locality are available on www.511virginia.org, or by calling 511 from any phone in Virginia.

 

As power is restored to traffic signals affected by Hurricane Irene, VDOT traffic signal technicians are checking signal operations. If motorists encounter a signal without power, it should be treated as a four-way stop.

 

Motorists are encouraged to delay travel Sunday in areas where roads are closed or partially blocked. VDOT is working in partnership with utility companies and emergency responders to access the affected areas and remove obstructions as quickly as possible to restore all travel lanes to service.

 

VDOT’s Customer Service Center is open 24 hours a day to answer questions and take reports of road debris, downed trees, traffic signal repair requests, or other roadway hazards at 800-FOR-ROAD (800-367-7623).

 

 

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