Traffic alerts

Front Royal

Some roads will be closed Saturday for Front Royal’s Christmas parade, which starts at 5 p.m., according to a news release.

No on-street parking will be permitted on the following roads from 3 p.m. until after the parade ends:

  • Luray Avenue from West Criser Road to Kilby Drive
  • Kilby Drive
  • West Stonewall Drive
  • South Royal Avenue from Stonewall Drive to Main Street
  • East Main Street from Royal Avenue to Blue Ridge Avenue
  • Chester Street from East Main Street to 3rd Street
  • 3rd Street from Chester Street to North Commerce Avenue

Police will block these roads at 3:30 p.m. and Royal Avenue will be closed at 4:40 p.m. until the end of the parade. To avoid the parade, follow the truck detour route on South Street and Commerce Avenue.

Front Royal/Warren County

Front Royal police and Warren County Sheriff’s Office deputies will be conducting safety and sobriety checkpoints on Saturday. Motorists stopped at the checkpoints will be asked for their driver’s license and vehicle registration. Officers will issue citations for unsafe vehicles, license laws violations and operating a vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.


The Clarke County Sheriff’s Office warns that there will be traffic congestion in Berryville from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday.

The town’s annual Christmas parade begins at noon on Main Street, and First Street to Lincoln Avenue will be closed. The parade should last about 45 minutes.

Also on Saturday, Clarke County High School is hosting the state semifinal football game. That begins at 1:30 p.m. and a large crowd is expected.

Game parking is at DG Cooley Elementary School and Clarke County High School. Motorists are recommended to take Va. 7 or West Main Street to get to one of these schools, according to a news release.

“If traveling 340 (Lord Fairfax Highway) northbound from Route 50 (John Mosby Highway), turn left onto Senseny Road, right onto Westwood road and proceed to one of the schools.

“When the game is over, we recommend that all local traffic exit and travel Westwood Road to Senseny Road. For those visiting, we recommend taking West Main Street (Business 7) to Route 7 (Harry Byrd Highway),” the release states.