The Town of Front Royal Water and Sewer Line Maintenance Department will hold a scheduled water outage from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday for utility customers in the Browntown Road area.
The outage could cause some temporary discoloration of the drinking water, however, the water is safe to drink. To clear the water, a cold tap should be turned on and allowed to run until it clears. The water should also be checked for discoloration before running it into washing machines.
Part of Powhatan Road (state Route 637) near the town of Strasburg in Shenandoah County will be closed Nov. 12-15 while contractors replace a railroad crossing.
The road is scheduled to close at 8 a.m. Thursday and reopen at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday. All work is weather permitting.
Signs will direct state Route 637 drivers on one of the following detours:
• Southbound traffic will travel east on state Route 55 (John Marshall Highway), south on state Route 11 (Massanutten Avenue), west on King Street, north on Franklin Street and then west on Junction Road to the end of the detour.
• Northbound traffic will travel east on Junction Road, south on Franklin Street, east on King Street, north on U.S. 11 (Massanutten Avenue) and then west on U.S. 55 (John Marshall Highway) to the end of the detour.