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Traffic & Transportation

July 4 traffic fatalities fall to lowest since 2002

Traffic accidents claimed four lives on state roads over the Fourth of July weekend, the lowest total for the holiday period since 2002, Virginia State Police said. The total was down sharply from the 11 who died during the 2014 three-day holiday weekend. State police were called out to ...

I-66 crashes send three to hospital

Two separate crashes near mile marker 11 on Interstate 66 sent three people to the hospital and caused traffic delays for more than three hours Thursday evening. State Police Sgt. F.L. "Les" Tyler noted that the first crash occurred around 8:20 p.m. when a tractor-trailer traveling eastbound ...

Jury fines man $2,500 for driving 107 mph on I-81

WOODSTOCK – A Shenandoah County Circuit Court jury fined a Tennessee man $2,500 Wednesday after convicting him on a reckless driving charge of 107 mph in a 70 mph zone on Interstate 81. Joel Brice Tawembe, 23, testified that he was northbound looking for a gas station or similar facility ...

Front Royal man dies in ATV crash

The Virginia State Police are investigating a fatal crash of an all-terrain vehicle that occurred Sunday night in Warren County. A state police news release identified the victim as Cody Allen Loyd, 19, of Front Royal. State police said Loyd died as a result of injuries sustained in the ...

Woman dies in I-81 crash

A Burke woman died in a six-vehicle pile up on Interstate 81 in Shenandoah County on Thursday afternoon. The crash at 4:45 p.m. at mile marker 283 came as traffic had begun to slow in the northbound lane. Two other people were injured. Sgt. F.L. (Les) Tyler of the Virginia State Police ...

Truck driver rescues two from burning vehicle

Virginia State Police say a truck driver saved the lives of two people when he pulled them from a burning vehicle early Thursday morning at the intersection of U.S. 522 and Tasker Road in Frederick County. Sgt. F.L. (Les) Tyler of the state police identified the two victims as Ryan Lee ...

Nine die statewide in Memorial Day crashes

Virginia State Police counted nine people dead statewide from traffic accidents over the Memorial Day weekend, a slight increase over 2014. The deaths were recorded between 12:01 a.m. Friday and midnight Monday in Albermarle, Campbell, Franklin, Page, Prince George, Prince William, and ...

Seat belt law crackdown begins

Several area law enforcement agencies launched their participation Monday in the annual Click It or Ticket It national seat belt enforcement campaign. The Virginia State Police, sheriff’s offices in Frederick and Shenandoah counties and the Front Royal Police Department are among the ...

I-81 incidents cause some traffic delays

Two separate multiple vehicle accidents on Interstate 81, near exit 28 in Shenandoah County, caused closures and delays Sunday evening. State Police Sgt. F.L. “Les” Tyler said that officers were dispatched at 4:45 p.m. to an accident involving five vehicles on the northbound portion of ...

Sinkhole shuts down part of I-81

A sinkhole estimated at 20 feet deep closed one or both lanes of northbound traffic on Interstate 81 south of Woodstock for about 24 hours Sunday and Monday and caused a traffic jam of up to 13 miles. The Virginia Department of Transportation reported that state police conducted a slow ...

Car slams into building; 1 injured

STEPHENS CITY — A card game among friends was interrupted when a blue Subaru Forrester crashed through the Stone Hall Community Center in the Autumn Glen retirement subdivision Tuesday afternoon. At 12:44 p.m., resident Kris Pine said she was standing in a doorway talking to her friend, ...

VDOT OKs Morgan Ford bridge design

State transportation officials have approved the design of the new Morgan Ford Bridge in Warren County. The Virginia Department of Transportation announced Monday that the chief engineer’s office signed off on the design plans for the bridge replacement project. VDOT will move forward ...

VDOT asks motorists to be alert in work zones

STEPHENS CITY — The Virginia Department of Transportation is marking National Work Zone Awareness Week this week by asking motorists to “expect the unexpected” when they happen upon a work zone. Since 1997, VDOT has honored National Work Zone Awareness Week by holding news conferences ...

On the roads: Expect closures in Frederick, Warren

The Virginia Department of Transportation has series of new road closures and delays in Warren and Frederick counties this week. In Frederick County, Gainesboro Road will be closed Monday through Friday at its northern intersection with Route 522 for railroad crossing repairs. Motorists ...

No one hurt in school bus crash

FRONT ROYAL — A 16-year-old boy escaped injury after hitting a Warren County Public Schools bus head-on Monday afternoon. Bus 55, driven by Benjamin Bragg, was unloading students on Howellsville Road near Hardesty Road when a 1999 Mazda Protégé, driven by the 16-year-old, hit the ...

Police: Berryville man died before truck crash

Virginia State Police believe a medical condition caused the death of a man whose vehicle ran off the road Tuesday morning in northern Frederick County. Sgt. F.L. (Les) Tyler of the state police identified the victim as Steven Eugene Afleck, 50, of Berryville. Tyler said Afleck was ...

Stalled freight trains trap people in neighborhood

LINDEN – Paul Shiflett awakened at 4 a.m. Friday to hear a Norfolk Southern train rumbling to a halt on the tracks near his house. Trains, some of them well over a mile long, have been stalling on the tracks for quite a while now. But the one on Friday took an unusually long time to resume ...

A winter blanket

In like a lion, March has brought the Northern Shenandoah Valley a winter storm that dropped 8 to 10 inches of snow Thursday. While many motorists opted for a snow day at home, some ventured out onto the snow-covered roads. The Virginia Department of Transportation reported that a ...

Car wash tips: Taking it with a grain of salt

With snowfalls expecting to accumulate into the 8- to 10-inch range Thursday, motorists can expect to see salt trucks and plows clearing the roadways. However, while the salt can melt ice, it can also corrode automobile’s bodies, chassis, mufflers, brake lines and wheel wells, according to ...