Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Ken Slack 540-332-9264
May 4, 2018
ROUTE 56 CLOSED IN ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY
STAUNTON – (7:45 p.m.) A portion of Route 56 (Tye River Turnpike) in Rockbridge County is closed due to a forest fire. This closure is between the Nelson County line and the intersection of Route 608 (South Bottom Road) near the community of Vesuvius.
The closure of Route 56 is expected to remain in place for at least 12 hours. Motorists are advised to seek alternate routes if they had planned to use Route 56 Thursday night or Friday morning (May 3-4).
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