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Alleghany County: Route 616 closed July 16-18 for sinkhole repair

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Part of Route 616 (Rich Patch Road) in Alleghany County is scheduled to close for up to three days for sinkhole repairs. The work begins at 8 a.m. Tuesday, July 16, and should be complete by 5 p.m. Thursday, July 18. During this time Route 616 will be closed to through traffic between Route 620 (Watahala Lane) and Route 621 (Roaring Run Road).

Property owners will be able access homes and businesses along Route 616 on either side of the work zone. All work is weather permitting.

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