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Aug. 24, 2009


STAUNTON – An accident occurring the night of Aug. 23 on Route 33 in Rockingham County involving at truck transporting beer has been cleared. Virginia Department of Transportation officials say that damage to the shoulder from the truck accident and damage to the road surface on Route 33 from wrecker efforts to remove the truck will necessitate road repairs today.

The accident location is on Route 33 westbound near Route 655 in the Penn Laird area.

This morning the right lane is closed for road repairs and this afternoon the left lane will be closed for these repairs. Single lane traffic will be maintained through this area during the work.

The road repairs are located in four small spots and involve cutting out the road pavement and then resurfacing the road. All repairs are anticipated to be complete by early evening today, weather permitting.

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

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