Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Ken Slack 540-332-9264
May 16, 2018
SINKHOLE CLOSES ROUTE 629 IN SHENANDOAH COUNTY
STAUNTON – (6:45 p.m.) A sinkhole has closed part of Route 629 (Oranda Road) in Shenandoah County. The sinkhole was discovered late Wednesday afternoon between Route 660 (Timberlake Road) and Route 622 (Clary Road) near the town of Strasburg.
Detour signs will direct traffic around the closed portion of Route 629. Passenger vehicles will use Route 660 and Route 622. Commercial vehicles will use Route 55/48 (John Marshall Highway), Route 622 and Route 631 (Pine Grove Road).
Excavation and repair work is scheduled to begin Thursday morning, May 17. The Virginia Department of Transportation will provide updates when additional information is available.
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