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Labor Day leads to road closures and traffic delays

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WSLS-- On this last holiday weekend of the summer, several road closures will be taking place across our region for local events. Here's a look at some of the big ones to keep in mind:Downtown Roanoke: Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. road closures will be in place for the Labor Day Parade. Parts of Jefferson Street, Albermarle Avenue, Elm Avenue, Franklin Road, Campbell Avenue and Williamson Road will all be closed.Angels of Assisi Block Party: Campbell Avenue will be closed between 4th Stree... More>>

Tractor trailer fire closes Route 695 in Bedford County

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BEDFORD COUNTY (WSLS)-- A tractor trailer fire on Route 695 has all lanes of traffic near Pike Road and Route 617 closed this morning.The Bedford County Sheriff's Office says the call came in just before 7 a.m.All vehicles, including Bedford County School buses are being detoured as the cleanup process continues this morning. More>>

Back to school driving safety tips

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(WSLS)-- The end of summer can be a very exciting time of year with many students heading back to class over the next several weeks. As summer vacation ends, traffic begins picking up as people head back to work and school. We want to remind you, there are different driving patterns and rules of the road every driver should be aware of. Here are some things you should be aware of:Respect the school buses. Yield when school bus drivers are attempting to merge. Leave a significant amount of spa... More>>

Franklin County accident causes lane closures on Brooks Mill Road

State Trooper injured in accident on Brooks Mill Road

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State Police confirm that a trooper was involved in a crash Tuesday night. More>>

Valley View interchange construction closes I581

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ROANOKE (WSLS)-- Construction on walking platforms along the Valley View interchange bridge will lead to road closures on I581 throughout the week.Two lanes of the three lane section of I581 will be closed during the work from 10 p.m. each night until 6 a.m. the following morning.Northbound closures will be in place Tuesday, July 29 and Friday, August 1. Southbound lane closures will be in place Wednesday and Thursday July 30-31.Shoulder closures may also be in place throughout the week Monda... More>>

UPDATE: Crash on Interstate 81 in Montgomery Co. Video included

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All lanes on I-81 southbound are closed due to a tractor trailer crash near mile marker 120 More>>

Accident causing lane closures on Interstate 81-North

UPDATE: Interstate 81 lane reopens after Botetourt Crash

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Two lanes are still closed but traffic is now passing on the right shoulder. More>>

I581 Elm Avenue overnight closures and traffic pattern changes

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Parts of I581 near Elm Avenue are beginning to reopen after an overnight closure in the region.Tuesday night marked the first of four nights of overnight work needed to put a traffic switch in place on northbound and southbound I-581 at Elm Avenue.Overnight, the off-ramp leading from southbound I581 to Elm Avenue was closed-- that has since reopened with new pavement markings in place this morning.Starting today, the right lane of 581 southbound will open to traffic after being closed for mon... More>>

Friday, May 16: Flood related road closures

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Happy Friday!With all of the rain we've seen over the past several days, here's a look at some roads VDOT has reported could be facing some flooding this morning.Roanoke County: Route 622 near Bradshaw RoadRoute 623 at Verndale Drive (passable with care)Montgomery County:Route 622 near Alltree Trl; Bendemeer Rd; Bradshaw Rd; Carterdell Rd; Jensen Pl; Kidder Ln; Old Catawba Rd; Timer Rd; Travis Trl; Rt. 864N/SBotetourt County: More>>

Crews set to repair sinkhole on Orange Ave.

Following delay, Orange Avenue sinkhole repairs planned for Thursday

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Crews with the Western Virginia Water Authority will be back at it Wednesday morning to repair a sinkhole on Orange Avenue. More>>

Amherst County construction forces 30 day road closures on Rt 622

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AMHERST COUNTY (WSLS)-- Traffic pattern changes are going into effect this morning that could cause some major delays for drivers throughout the month of July. More>>

Downtown Roanoke Church Avenue closure

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Starting today, Church Avenue will be closed between Market Street and Jefferson Street. Construction crews are currently working on the Hotel/Market Garage Construction Project. The closure will be in place until Friday, June 20.While the closures are in place, the Market Garage will only be accessible from Jefferson Street. No other garages or lots will be affected. More>>

Timesaver Traffic road closure: Tuesday, June 17

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Happy Tuesday to you-- several new road closures and potential delays to let you know about this morning.Surveying work on I81 in Botetourt County will have the potential for some delays today and tomorrow. I81 northbound between mile markers 168.7 and 169.7 will have lane closures in place between 5:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. Today the left lane will be closed, and tomorrow the right.Expect delays in Roanoke City over the next several days due to paving. Work will take place on Albemarle Avenue fro... More>>

Timesaver Traffic closures and delays: Wednesday, June 18

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Good Wednesday morning-- many of the closures we've been talking about all week due to paving could still be a factor as you head out the door this morning.Surveying work on I81 in Botetourt County will have the potential for some delays today and tomorrow. I81 northbound between mile markers 168.7 and 169.7 will have lane closures in place between 5:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. Today theright lane will be closed.Expect delays in Roanoke City over the next several days due to paving. Work will take pl... More>>

Construction forces weekend road closures on I-81

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Weather permitting, VDOT is planning a series of lane closures on I 81 this weekend. More>>

Downtown Roanoke streets closed for weekend events

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ROANOKE (WSLS)-- Several streets in Downtown Roanoke will be closed on Friday, June 20 and Saturday, June 21 for various events in the area. More>>

UPDATE: Water main break on Orange Ave. causes lane collapse

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Roanoke City Police are reporting that a water main break near the Sheetz at the intersection of Orange Ave. and Williamson Road has caused a portion of the westbound lane on Orange Avenue to collapse. More>>

Thursday Traffic Update: Rt 220/581 Lane Closures

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If you're going to be traveling on I581/Rt 220 this morning, give yourself some extra time. Alternating lane closures are set to be in place on Northbound Route 220 near Route 419 in Roanoke County. VDOT says the closure is necessary for survey work.Weather permitting, those closures will take place between 9 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. More>>

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