Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Cellular: (540) 292-2500
Ken Slack 540-332-9264
Cellular: (540) 414-5670

June 8, 2009


STAUNTON – Route 629 (Oranda Road) is closed between Route 630 and Route 660 in the Oranda area of Shenandoah County. The closure began at 2 p.m. on June 8 due to a sinkhole located on the south side of the road.

This road was closed last week for a sink hole on the opposite side of the road.

The road will remain closed until repairs are complete. All work is weather permitting.

Motorists may take the following detour: Route 660 (Timberlake Road) to Route 622 (Clary Road) to Route 629 (Oranda Road).

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