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Route 608 bridge in Rockbridge County facing emergency repair

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A crash at the Buffalo Creek bridge on Route 608 (Forge Road) in Rockbridge County has damaged the bridge railing.

The crash occurred around 2 p.m. on Tuesday. This location is in the vicinity of vicinity of Route 700 (Bunker Hill Mill Road)

Crews are at the crash site cleaning away debris. The bridge is closed and will likely reopen around midnight tonight. Once the bridge is reopened it will have only single lane traffic with flagger traffic control. Crews will be making repairs to the bridge, which should be complete by noon on Friday, July 23. The single lane traffic pattern will remain in effect until all repairs are complete.

Traffic alerts and traveler information can be obtained by dialing 511. Traffic alerts and traveler information also are available at

The VDOT Customer Service Center can assist with reporting road hazards, asking transportation questions, or getting information related to Virginia’s roads. Call 800-FOR- ROAD (800-367-7623) or use its mobile friendly website at Agents are available 24 hours-a-day, seven days a week.

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

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

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