Traffic & Transportation

VDOT to study Va. 55 East

May 2, 2016

FRONT ROYAL – State transportation officials say a study might help Warren County get money to improve John Marshall Highway.

Tractor cab transporting diesel catches fire

The remains of a tractor trailer cab belonging H. N. Funkhouser & Co. rest on John Marshall Highway on Tuesday after Warren County Fire and Rescue squads extinguished what they believe to be a mechanical fire.  Photo courtesy of Warren County Fire and Rescue

April 26, 2016

Traffic on John Marshall Highway near Linden was closed off for three hours Tuesday afternoon as Warren County Fire and Rescue Services units responded to a tractor trailer cab that had caught fire.

Overturned mulch truck halts traffic

April 22, 2016

Both sides of Va. 55 were closed off for nearly two hours Friday morning after a tractor-trailer carrying mulch overturned near Bobcat Lane.

Bus accident site is a VDOT focus project

April 19, 2016

When two charter buses carrying E. Wilson Morrison Elementary School students collided Monday afternoon in Warren County, a number of officials identified the scene as a problem area.

Official: Entire D.C. Metro to shut down for inspections

March 15, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — The rail system that serves the nation’s capital and its Virginia and Maryland suburbs will shut down for a full day after a fire near one of the system’s tunnels, the system’s general manager announced Tuesday, posing a potentially disastrous commute for hundreds of thousands of workers in the federal government and private sector alike.

Cement truck overturns off I-81

Fire and rescue personnel load the driver of an overturned  tractor trailer into a medical helicopter on Interstate 81 northbound just north of Toms Brook on Friday morning. Read story on 
A6. Rich Cooley/Daily

March 11, 2016

Interstate 81 northbound lanes were temporarily closed off Friday morning after a single-vehicle crash near mile marker 292.

Low water bridge project awaiting bids

Virginia state police Sgt. Phil King talks on his cell phone while watching water cross the Artz Road bridge Thursday afternoon east of Woodstock. Melba Jo Rice, 78, of Woodstock was killed as her vehicle was swept off the bridge in high water Thursday morning. Her body and car were recovered late Thursday afternoon. Rich Cooley/Daily

February 26, 2016

The low-water bridge on Artz Road near Woodstock that was the scene of a fatal swift water incident Thursday is under advertisement for a replacement project.

Area man dies in crash

February 23, 2016

A Winchester man died Tuesday afternoon in a single vehicle crash on Glendobbin Road in Frederick County.

Cow corralled near interstate

A 1,300-pound cow sits along the shoulder of Interstate 66 eastbound near the Interstate 81 interchange Monday afternoon. Officials used a dart  tranquilizer to calm the animal and closed one lane until the animal was loaded from the scene. The incident took about 90 minutes.  Rich Cooley/Daily

February 16, 2016

Drivers on Interstate 81 Tuesday morning were advised by VDOT signs to keep on the lookout for rogue roadside cattle.

State police moving from Luray to Edinburg

January 11, 2016

The Virginia State Police will be moving their area office from Luray to a three-acre site near Edinburg following the purchase Friday of the land and several buildings.

One driver dies in crash

December 23, 2015

A three-vehicle crash on Interstate 81 in Winchester at about 12:30 p.m. Wednesday claimed the life of one person and left a sheriff’s deputy and one other person injured.

VDOT unveils laser-equipped snowplow

Cliff Balderson, VDOT Edinburg residency administrator, stands behind one of the area's new wing plow trucks that will be used to clear area highways during winter weather. VDOT made the announcement during its snow conference held at Lord Fairfax Community College in Middletown on Tuesday. Rich Cooley/Daily

November 17, 2015

A snowstorm or two is almost certainly lurking in the region’s near future, and the Virginia Department of Transportation is prepared to meet it with a new kind of plow hopped up with a laser and deluxe wing blade.

Mother delivers traffic safety lesson

Shenandoah County school resource officer deputy Ricky Miller speaks to this group of parents and teenagers on the hazards of distracted driving at Central High School Tuesday evening. Rich Cooley/Daily

November 12, 2015

WOODSTOCK — Janet Green’s 18-year-old daughter Heather died in a car crash in mid-May, a tragedy that has led her to deliver a graphic, potentially life-saving plea for teen drivers and their parents in Shenandoah County.

Man dies in car crash

November 12, 2015

A single-car crash on Liberty Furnace Road north of Basye has taken the life of a New Market man.