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VDOT working to reopen Alleghany County roads


road work transportationAt least a half-dozen secondary roads in Alleghany County remain closed Friday evening due to flooding or damage from Thursday’s storms.

The eastbound Interstate 64 off-ramp at Exit 10 (Callaghan) will close at 6 p.m. this evening to allow crews to make slope and culvert repairs. The off-ramp is expected to reopen by mid-day Saturday.

In addition, the eastbound I-64 rest area near mile marker 2 is temporarily closed due to mudslides.

The Virginia Department of Transportation will be working into the weekend as floodwaters gradually recede. Most of the affected roadways are expected to reopen by Saturday afternoon. VDOT Crews and contractors from other parts of the Staunton District have responded to Alleghany County to assist with cleanup and repairs.

VDOT cautions that flooded roads are hazardous as long as they are covered by water and motorists should heed the barricades and “Road Closed” signs.

For road conditions go to www.511Virginia.org, look at the orange bar on the top of the page and click on “Text Views” and then click on “Road Condition Table”. Look at the pull down box that lists all jurisdictions.  In this box individual counties can be chosen to view. On the go?  Then visit VDOT’s Free Virginia 511 Tools to get your 511 app for android or iOS.  Traffic alerts and traveler information can be obtained by dialing 511.

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 at www.VirginiaDOT.org.

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



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