The first accumulation of snow for the season in the Northern Shenandoah Valley is possible this morning.


STEPHENS CITY — Preparations for sleet and snow begin in August for Virginia Department of Transportation officials.

Gov. Ralph Northam Thursday announced amendments to Senate Bill 1716 and House Bill 2718, legislation that would provide $151 million in dedicated funding for the Interstate 81 Corridor Improvement Plan.

Sen. Mark Obenshain, R-Harrisonburg, along with Sen. Bill Carrico R-Grayson, introduced a bill Wednesday that spelled out funding options for a massive Interstate 81 corridor improvements project.

A gate meant to protect motorists from driving into hazardous, high-water conditions on and around the Morgan Ford bridge in Warren County was left open on Sunday evening, leaving one man stranded in his vehicle on the bridge.

Doug Baker, superintendent of the Virginia Department of Transportation’s Berryville headquarters, stands in front of this 1966 Oshkosh snowblower outside the Stephens City VDOT headquarters on Tuesday. VDOT was showing off its fleet of vehicles during an annual winter snow news conference. …

A Strasburg man died in a single-car crash late Thursday afternoon on U.S. 11 around Mt. Hebron Road near Strasburg.

RICHMOND – Beginning next year, Virginia will join more than a dozen states that prohibit children under the age of 2, or children who are below the manufacturer’s suggested weight limit, to be placed in a forward-facing car seat.

Law enforcement agencies were busy responding to crashes as drivers took to the roads, even one that involved a Virginia State Patrol trooper.

STRASBURG – For the first time in the 35-year history of Strasburg’s Mayfest, U.S. Route 11 will be closed for vehicle traffic.

A fire truck and pickup truck were involved in an accident Friday morning on Blue Mountain Road in Warren County about 3/10 of a mile north of Howellsville Road.

FRONT ROYAL – Construction on improvements to three roads in the Shenandoah Farms Sanitary District in Warren County begin this week, officials said Wednesday.

Drivers can expect lane closures on U.S. 11 at the Cedar Creek Bridge north of Strasburg beginning Monday.

The Virginia Department of Transportation plans to impose restrictions that prohibit pedestrians, bicycles, mopeds and slow-moving vehicles from Va 37 in Frederick County.

Traffic drives around fallen debris from work being done on the Interstate 81 bridge over Water Plant Road south of Middletown on Tuesday. Rich Cooley/DailyA construction worker stands above this section of the bridge that crews were jackhammering Tuesday afternoon over Water Plant Road in M…

A crane operator lifts this crane pan out from inside this coffer dam at the Morgan Ford bridge construction site in Warren County on Monday. A small excavator is digging inside the dam for this bridge pier along the south side of the bridge. Rich Cooley/DailyAn excavator digs inside a coffe…

Commuters who use the park-and-ride lot in Linden will find more spaces  available starting this morning.

Some Warren County leaders say too many tractor-trailers travel Reliance Road but Frederick County officials remain unconvinced.

A Mount Jackson man driving a tractor-trailer with a tanker filled with gasoline died in a fiery crash Thursday night on Interstate 81 near Chambersburg, Pennsylvania.

Cliff Balderson, Edinburg VDOT residency administrator, leans on a wing plow truck that will be used to clear area roads this winter. VDOT held its winter weather preparedness news conference Tuesday at the Stephens City district office. Rich Cooley/DailyAaron Vance, VDOT supervisor at Steph…

A three-vehicle crash on Interstate 81 near Woodstock on Friday afternoon caused the death of a 4-year-old girl.

A Stephens City woman and her passenger were injured in a single-vehicle crash Sunday afternoon when the SUV she was driving ran off the road on U.S. 50 in Frederick County.

Tim Cooper, a VDOT bridge inspector, walks over the wooden timbers that remain on half of the existing Morgan Ford Bridge in Warren County. The new bridge, constructed by Orders Construction Company Inc., of St. Albans, West Virginia, is scheduled to be completed in spring 2018. Rich Cooley/…

An effort by the Winchester-Frederick County Metropolitan Planning Organization could bring public transportation to Lord Fairfax Community College in Middletown.

Drivers in the Northern Shenandoah Valley may still see gas prices inch higher even as the Colonial Pipeline starts using a bypass around an Alabama gas leak.

State transportation officials warn motorists that driving more than 80 mph in 70-mph zones can lead to stiff penalties.

A two-vehicle crash involving an overturned tractor trailer on State Route 37 delayed traffic and sent a driver to the hospital Thursday morning.

A motorist was killed Friday morning when his car collided with a roll back tow truck on the side of the road in the eastbound travel lanes of Interstate 66 in Warren County at mile marker 14.4.

KERNSTOWN – While taxpayers will be paying for a $25 million interchange project designed around one of Frederick County’s largest planned developments in years, Glaize Developments, the firm behind Crosspointe Center, says it expects to spend upward of $40 million on more transportation imp…