Traffic Alert: Shepherd Mills Road Closed

The Virginia Department of Transportation will be closing Route 612 (Shepherd Mills Road) .8 miles south of Route 340 to 3.7 miles north of Route 7 in Clarke County, Virginia on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 from 7:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. The Virginia Department of Transportation will be replacing culvert pipe in this area.

Detours:

Southbound traffic will use Route 612 (Shepherds Mill Road) to Route 340 South (Lord Fairfax Highway) to Route 7 East (Harry Byrd Highway) to Route 612 (Shepherds Mill Road).

Northbound traffic will use Route 7 West (Harry Byrd Highway) to Route 340 North (Lord Fairfax Highway) to Route 612 (Shepherds Mill Road).

7:30pm – Westbound Route 7 Reopened at Retreat Road

A single vehicle accident has Westbound Route 7 closed just west of Retreat Road at 7:00pm. Emergency personnel on scene report that the vehicle struck the median but neither the driver nor the passenger are reporting injuries.

Clarke County emergency management advises that one lane of westbound traffic is open as of 7:30pm.

Traffic Accident – Eastbound Route 7 East of Shenandoah River Bridge – 6:45am

7:05 am – One patient being transported to Winchester Medical facility with injuries.

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6:52 am – One vehicle is reported to be in the eastbound lane of Route 7.

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6:45 am – Motor vehicle accident on eastbound Route 7 between Shenandoah River bridge and Retreat Road.

Clarke County dispatch is reporting a two-car accident and one possible injury.

Fire and rescue units are on the scene, expect delays and use caution.

Commuter Alert – Route 7 at Greenway Closed in Loudoun

UPDATE AS OF 4:20 PM – The investigation continues on the Leesburg Bypass at this time.  Be advised that the Route 7 Bypass westbound lanes are now open.  Traffic is still moving slowly so drive with caution.   Drivers are asked to pay full time attention and be aware of the slow traffic.

 

Updated 3:31 PM: The Leesburg Police Department is still investigating the car crash on the Route 7 Bypass that is located between the Greenway (Rt. 267) and the South King Street exits.   Traffic is expected to be affected severely for the next several hours.  Police are asking citizens to avoid the area and use alternate routes.

  • Route 15 northbound (South King Street) cannot exit onto the Route 7 bypass eastbound.
  • Eastbound traffic on the Route 7 Bypass is being diverted onto South King Street to avoid the crash investigation area.
  • The Route 7 Bypass does have one lane of traffic open in the area of the crash and is moving slowly.

 

 

Updated 3:00 p.m. The Leesburg Police Department is currently on the scene of a serious car crash involving one fatality on the Route 7 Bypass between the Greenway (Route 267) exit and the area of the South King Street exits. The bypass has been shut down to all traffic and drivers are asked to avoid the area if possible.

Eastbound bypass traffic is closed. Westbound is open but slow. Motorists are advised to stay clear of the area for the next 3-4 hours.

 

Primary Roads Clear – Secondary Roads Still in Moderate Condition

Road conditions continue to rapidly improve following the departure of an unseasonal snow and ice storm that began on Friday shortly after sunset. Motorist traveling in the area after sunset should be aware of possible subfreezing temperatures and scattered icy patches. Here are the road conditions as of 5 p.m. on Oct.29:

Interstate 66 – Clear in Warren County

Interstate 64 – Clear in Augusta, Rockbridge and Alleghany counties.

Interstate 81 – Clear in Frederick, Shenandoah, Rockingham, Augusta and Rockbridge counties.

Primary roads – Moderate conditions in Highland County.  Minor conditions in Shenandoah, Frederick and Clarke counties. Clear conditions in Alleghany, Bath, Rockbridge, Augusta, Rockingham, Page and Warren counties.

Secondary roads – Moderate conditions in Highland, Shenandoah and Frederick counties. Minor conditions in Augusta, Rockingham, Clarke and Warren counties. Clear conditions in Alleghany, Bath, Rockbridge, and Page counties.

Motorists are reminded that ice and freezing rain conditions can still produce hazardous driving conditions, even when roads are treated.  People should not drive unless absolutely necessary.  People who are driving in winter road conditions should use extra caution particularly on bridges, overpasses, curves, hills and ramps.

Traffic alerts and traveler information can be obtained by dialing 511.  In areas where 511 is unavailable, dial 1-866-MY511VA (866-695-1182).  Traffic alerts and traveler information also are available at 511Virginia.org.

Traffic Alert: Bridge Restriction on Old Charlestown Road

The Virginia Department of Transportation is restricting Route 761 (Old Charlestown Road) 3 Miles West of Route 632 in Clarke Count County, Virginia effective immediately. The reason for this restriction is bridge damage and the restriction will remain in effect until further notice.

Restriction on the roadway will be single-lane traffic with 11-foot width limit. The bridge is restricted to vehicles weighing under 16-tons and tractor trailers are prohibited.

Detour for tractor trailers will be as follows:

Route 761 Westbound traffic in Clarke County will use Route 632 (Crums Church Road) South to Route 7 West to I-81 North to Exit 317 (Route 11).

Route 761 Eastbound traffic in Frederick County will use I-81 South to Exit 315 (Route 7) to Route 7 East to Route 632 (Crums Church Road) North to Route 761. Traffic will stop and proceed when the way is clear.

Traffic Alert – Route 7 Eastbound at Blueridge Mountain Rd

An accident on Route 7, in the vicinity of Blueridge Mountain Rd has snarled the morning commute. Officials are reporting heavy traffic which is now moving but remains congested. The east left shoulder and right shoulder are closed. Traffic backups are approximately 1.0 mile.

Last Updated: 10/26/2011 07:59:59

 

See traffic conditions on Mount Weather here : 511 – Traffic Cameras.

 

 

Traffic Alert: Temporary Closing of Route 723 in Clarke County

The Virginia Department of Transportation will be CLOSING Route 723, 1.3 miles east of Route 340 in Clarke County, Virginia beginning on Monday, July 11, 2011 at 7:00 a.m.   The reason for this closure is for bridge deck replacement and footer repairs. Estimated completion date is early August 2011, weather permitting.   The Virginia Department of Transportation will be performing this work.

DETOUR IS AS FOLLOWS:

EASTBOUND TRAFFIC WILL USE:   ROUTE 340 (NORTH GREENWAY AVE.) NORTH TO ROUTE 255 (BISHOP MEADE ROAD) SOUTH TO ROUTE 723

WESTBOUND TRAFFIC WILL USE: ROUTE 255 (BISHOP MEADE ROAD) NORTH TO ROUTE 340 (SOUTH GREENWAY AVE. ) SOUTH TO ROUTE 723

Update: River Road Now Open

Work has been completed and as of 3:30PM River Road is now open.

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The Virginia Department of Transportation will be closing Route 606 (River Road) from   Route 607 (Saw Mill Hill Road) to Route 649 (Frogtown Road)   in Clarke County, Virginia on Thursday, June 9, 2011 from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. The road will be closed while VDOT replaces a culvert pipe, weather permitting.

VDOT recommends the following detour:
Southbound traffic will use:   Route 607 (Saw Mill Hill Road) to Route 604 (Ebenezer Road) to Route 605 (Morgans Mill Road) to Route 649 (Frogtown Road) to Route 606 (River Road).

Northbound traffic will use:   Route 606 (River Road) to Route 649 (Frogtown Road) to Route 605 (Morgans Mill Road) to Route 604 (Ebenezer Road) to Route 607 (Saw Mill Hill Road) to Route 606 (River Road).

VDOT Alerts for week of 5/1/2011

Motorist in Clarke County should use caution in the following areas where VDOT will be working during the week of May 1. 2011.

Primary Roads

  • Route 7 Business, Town of Berryville – Sidewalk repairs on East Main Street, Academy Street and Liberty Street. Shoulder closures, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Estimated completion is May 13.
  • Route 7, eastbound – Paving from Frederick County lines to Route 632. Alternating lane closures, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Estimated completion is May 6.
  • Route 50, eastbound – Paving from Frederick County line to 0.02 mile east of Route 340. Alternating lane closures, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Estimated completion is May 13.

Secondary Roads

  • Various roads – Paving work, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.   Flagger traffic control.   Estimated completion is May 20.
  • Various roads – Patching, brush cutting and dust control.
  • Various roads – Tree trimming. Flagger traffic control during daylight hours, Monday to Friday.