Traffic & Transportation

Crash causes delays on I-66

January 29th, 2015

A crash involving a tractor trailer Wednesday night continues to cause traffic delays on westbound Interstate 66 in Warren County.

Crash halts traffic on I-81

Cody McKenzie, an employee of Trans Tech Towing in Broadway, walks around a paper bale at the scene of a crash on interstate 81 southbound one mile south of the Mount Jackson exit on Tuesday. The crash closed both southbound lanes and backed up traffic most of the afternoon and evening.  Rich Cooley/Daily

January 13th, 2015

A crash involving two tractor trailers on southbound Interstate 81 at mile marker 272 near Mount Jackson closed both lanes Tuesday.

The costs of commuting

Calvin Wallace, 41, a construction superintendent for Marion Construction Inc. of Falls Church, travels from his Strasburg home into the Northern Virginia and D.C. Metro area for work in his 2014 Chevrolet Silverado truck. Wallace is one of the many area commuters who drive over 100 miles daily to work.  Rich Cooley/Daily

January 11th, 2015

STRASBURG — Forty-one-year-old Calvin Wallace, a construction superintendent, is a “super commuter.”

Commuting: Where are they going and what are they doing?

January 11th, 2015

Common thought on commuting in the region is that most people are traveling to the Washington, D.C., area to work. While the U.S. Census Bureau data shows this is mostly the case, it is not a general rule of thumb.

Vehicles need extra care in winter

Wiper blades can take a beating in the winter weather. This is a standard blade, but a winter blade will yield better performance. Rich Cooley/Daily

January 8th, 2015

During the winter, the main problems motorists face are torn windshield wipers, blown tires and difficulty turning the engine over on cold mornings.

Storm impacts region’s roads

Mary Sofia, left, and Gwen Shuck, right, both 8, slide down the bank outside Warren County Middle School in Front Royal on Tuesday.   Rich Cooley/Daily

January 6th, 2015

The first snowstorm of the New Year that dumped 2 or more inches and prompted area public school closures also caused some headaches on valley roads on Tuesday.

Holidays to bring busy highways

December 23rd, 2014

With Christmas only a day away, AAA Mid-Atlantic is telling motorists to expect traffic as more than one third of Virginians will travel 50 miles or more away from home.

Police ID car in pedestrian fatality

December 22nd, 2014

State police have identified and located the driver of the car that they believe struck and killed a 15-year-old boy Friday morning near Clearbrook in northern Frederick County.

Fatal hit-and-run crash under investigation

December 19th, 2014

State police are searching for the driver of a vehicle that struck and killed a 15-year-old boy as he walked along the1000 block of Rest Church Road around Clearbrook at about 7 a.m. Friday.

Roanoke company to rebrand

December 19th, 2014

Roanoke-based Lawrence Companies, a freight company, is undergoing a re-branding effort.

VDOT says to look out for lane closures

December 5th, 2014

The Virginia Department of Transportation is warning motorists to be on the look for overnight lane closures in the area Dec.7 to Dec.10.

Pedestrian death under investigation

December 2nd, 2014

The Virginia State Police are investigating a pedestrian death Monday evening in the 300 block of Gore Road about a half mile west of Back Creek Road in Frederick County.

First snow hits with cold reality

Stanton Strother clears off the sidewalk in front of his house on King Street in Strasburg on Wednesday. Strother said he was “getting too old for this” and “it’s time to head down to the Caribbean.” Henry Culvyhouse/Daily

November 27th, 2014

The area muddled through its first shoe-top-covering snowfall of the year Wednesday with the usual treacherous driving conditions slowing traffic and contributing to numerous accidents.

Heavy traffic expected for holiday travel

November 25th, 2014

Thanksgiving is almost upon the Shenandoah Valley, so expect traffic congestion around I-66 and I-81 Sunday, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation.

VDOT shifts creek bridge plans

November 20th, 2014

State transportation officials heeded preservationists and went back to the drawing board on a bridge project for Shenandoah County.

VDOT ready for winter weather

Clifton M. Balderson, Edinburg Residency administrator for VDOT, speaks during a news conference Monday about the department's  snow removal operations for upcoming winter months. Rich Cooley/Daily

November 12th, 2014

WHITE POST — The Virginia Department of Transportation is gearing up for winter snow and ice, officials said at a