Traffic & Transportation

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

Watch out for that deer

November 12th, 2014

It’s that time of the year again. The days are getting shorter, the temperatures are getting cooler and the deer

Traffic outlook for this week

October 31st, 2014

Look out for southbound left lane closures on Interstate 81 this week, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation.

Traffic to slow Sunday in Frederick County

October 30th, 2014

The Virginia Department of Transportation has announced there will be both northbound and southbound “slow roll” lane closures conducted by Virginia State Police on Interstate 81 in Frederick County on Sunday morning.

VDOT planning to replace guardrails

October 28th, 2014

RICHMOND (AP) — Virginia transportation officials plan to remove installations of a common highway-guardrail system amid safety concerns.

Police cruisers damaged in chase

October 20th, 2014

A Woodstock man was charged with two counts of assault on a law enforcement officer and several related offenses after a chase on Interstate 81 Sunday night that authorities say reached speeds of 120 mph.

Teen accused of stealing police car

October 17th, 2014

Authorities say a 15-year-old boy from Tennessee stole a Frederick County police cruiser while handcuffed and led them on a chase of several miles before crashing and damaging two other police cars Friday morning.

Rain turns area roads treacherous

October 15th, 2014

Heavy rains Wednesday morning contributed to several crashes that clogged traffic on area interstates and secondary roads.

Developer seeks VDOT money

October 10th, 2014

FRONT ROYAL – A developer wants the state to help build a bridge and extend a road in its Warren County shopping center.