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  • I581 Elm Avenue overnight closures and traffic pattern changes

    I581 Elm Avenue overnight closures and traffic pattern changes

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:29 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:29:15 GMT
    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...
    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...
  • Friday, May 16: Flood related road closures

    Friday, May 16: Flood related road closures

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:29 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:29:00 GMT
    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:
    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:
  • Tractor trailer fire closes Route 695 in Bedford County

    Tractor trailer fire closes Route 695 in Bedford County

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 8:34 AM EDT2014-08-19 12:34:01 GMT
    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.
    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.
  • Multi-vehicle accident causes traffic delays on I-81

    Multi-vehicle accident causes traffic delays on I-81

    Friday, August 15 2014 4:53 PM EDT2014-08-15 20:53:58 GMT
    A multi-vehicle accident causing traffic delays on Interstate 81 in Roanoke County Friday afternoon.
    A multi-vehicle accident causing traffic delays on Interstate 81 in Roanoke County Friday afternoon.
  • Lane closures planned for southbound I-81 Aug. 15-17

    Lane closures planned for southbound I-81 Aug. 15-17

    Thursday, August 14 2014 2:25 PM EDT2014-08-14 18:25:37 GMT
    The Virginia Department of Transportation is planning for lane closures Aug. 15-17 on southbound Interstate 81 near mile marker 137.
    The Virginia Department of Transportation is planning for lane closures Aug. 15-17 on southbound Interstate 81 near mile marker 137.
  • One lane of I-64 reopened in Alleghany County

    One lane of I-64 reopened in Alleghany County

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 5:52 PM EDT2014-08-12 21:52:41 GMT
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    A tractor trailer accident has closed Interstate 64 westbound at mile marker 19 near the city of Covington.
    A tractor trailer accident has closed Interstate 64 westbound at mile marker 19 near the city of Covington.
  • UPDATE: Roanoke City Police car involved in tractor trailer crash

    UPDATE: Roanoke City Police car involved in tractor trailer crash

    Friday, August 8 2014 12:41 PM EDT2014-08-08 16:41:09 GMT
    A Roanoke City Police officer was sent to the hospital after being involved in an accident with a tractor trailer.
    A Roanoke City Police officer was sent to the hospital after being involved in an accident with a tractor trailer.
  • Franklin County accident causes lane closures on Brooks Mill Road

    State Trooper injured in accident on Brooks Mill Road

    State Trooper injured in accident on Brooks Mill Road

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 3:31 PM EDT2014-07-30 19:31:25 GMT
    State Police confirm that a trooper was involved in a crash Tuesday night.
    State Police confirm that a trooper was involved in a crash Tuesday night.
  • DUI accident in Roanoke closes part of I-81 North

    DUI accident in Roanoke closes part of I-81 North

    DUI accident in Roanoke closes part of I-81 North

    Monday, July 28 2014 4:16 AM EDT2014-07-28 08:16:28 GMT
    ROANOKE (WSLS) - Part of Interstate 581 in Roanoke was shut down early this morning following what police say was a DUI crash.The accident happened around 3:10 a.m. Police say a man was driving a truck when he lost control and flipped.He was arrested for driving under the influence.All northbound lanes will be reopened to traffic momentarily.
    ROANOKE (WSLS) - Part of Interstate 581 in Roanoke was shut down early this morning following what police say was a DUI crash.The accident happened around 3:10 a.m. Police say a man was driving a truck when he lost control and flipped.He was arrested for driving under the influence.All northbound lanes will be reopened to traffic momentarily.
  • Downtown Roanoke Church Avenue closure

    Downtown Roanoke Church Avenue closure

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:26 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:26:13 GMT
    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.
    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.
  • Timesaver Traffic road closure: Tuesday, June 17

    Timesaver Traffic road closure: Tuesday, June 17

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:26 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:26:05 GMT
    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...
    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...
  • Timesaver Traffic closures and delays: Wednesday, June 18

    Timesaver Traffic closures and delays: Wednesday, June 18

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:25 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:25:57 GMT
    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...
    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...
  • Construction forces weekend road closures on I-81

    Construction forces weekend road closures on I-81

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:25 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:25:46 GMT
    Weather permitting, VDOT is planning a series of lane closures on I 81 this weekend.
    Weather permitting, VDOT is planning a series of lane closures on I 81 this weekend.
  • Downtown Roanoke streets closed for weekend events

    Downtown Roanoke streets closed for weekend events

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:25 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:25:45 GMT
    ROANOKE (WSLS)-- Several streets in Downtown Roanoke will be closed on Friday, June 20 and Saturday, June 21 for various events in the area.
    ROANOKE (WSLS)-- Several streets in Downtown Roanoke will be closed on Friday, June 20 and Saturday, June 21 for various events in the area.
  • UPDATE: Water main break on Orange Ave. causes lane collapse

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

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:25 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:25:26 GMT
    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.
    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.
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