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Accident closes Route 872 in Rockingham County for bridge repair

road-work-headerRoute 872 (Hightown Lane) is closed near the intersection with Route 619 (Simmers Valley Road) in the Linville area of Rockingham County. A vehicle crash this afternoon caused damage to a small bridge next to the intersection.

Route 872 will remain closed until Virginia Department of Transportation crews repair the bridge. Work should be complete on Friday, May 6, weather permitting. Signs will direct motorists on a detour route.

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

Traffic alerts and traveler information can be obtained by dialing 511. Traffic alerts and traveler information also are available at For other assistance call the VDOT Customer Service Center, available 24 hours-a-day, seven days a week. Citizens can dial 1-800-FOR- ROAD (1-800-367-7623) from anywhere in the state to report road hazards, ask transportation questions, or get information related to Virginia’s roads.

The Staunton District Twitter feed is at @VaDOTStaunton. VDOT can be followed on Facebook, Flickr, Twitter and YouTube. RSS feeds are also available for statewide information. The VDOT Web page is located

Augusta Health Augusta Free Press Kris McMackin CPA
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