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• Monday, the Bath County Planning Commission unanimously approved a conditional use permit to construct and operate a child care center. Concerns over traffic on U.S. 220 were brought up by Carl Chestnut. Chestnut was worried traffic going up Panther Drive would cause a traffic jam on U.S. 220. Planning and zoning administrator Sherry Rydertherecorderonline.com
Woman dies in auto accident
WARM SPRINGS – At 12:48 p.m. Monday, Virginia State Police responded to a single-vehicle crash on U.S. 220 south of Route 623. A 2017 Nissan Rogue was traveling north on U.S. 220 when it ran off the right side of the road, struck several trees and overturned. The driver, Nancy E. Williams, 81, of Warm Springs, died at the scene. […]therecorderonline.com
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Tuesday, March 9 — 6 p.m.Bath County CourthouseCircuit Courtroom, second floorDue to COVID-19 masks must be worn in the courthouse according to orders from Circuit Court Judge Ed Stein and Gov. Ralph Northam. • Public hearing to receive input on changing property tax assessment from calendar year to fiscal year. • Set public hearing for April 13 — Supervisors to consider property easement in Mitchelltown, Cedar Creek District, between U.S. 220 and Route 618. • Authorize release of Request for ...therecorderonline.com
River deemed safe after gas spill
Friday afternoon about 1,250 gallons of fuel from this fully loaded northbound tanker leaked into the Jackson River. (Recorder photo by John Bruce)MUSTOE — The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality said the Jackson River was clean soon after a 9,000-gallon gasoline tanker driver lost control on U.S. 220 between Vinegar Run and Mustoe, overturning around 7 a.m. Friday, Feb. 26. Most of the gas stayed in the tanker before drainage and removal of the wreckage. Todd Pitsenberger, petroleum an...therecorderonline.com
River deemed safe following gasoline spill
MUSTOE — The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality said the Jackson River was clean soon after a 9,000-gallon gasoline tanker driver lost control on U.S. 220 between Vinegar Run and Mustoe, overturning around 7 a.m. Friday, Feb. 26. Most of the gas stayed in the tanker before drainage and removal of the wreckage. Todd Pitsenberger, petroleum and pollution response manager of DEQ’s Valley Regional Office, noted about 1,250 gallons of gas spilled into the river, killing an estimated 875...therecorderonline.com
Tanker wrecks on 220; stay out of Jackson River
MUSTOE — A 9,000-gallon gasoline tanker driver lost control on U.S. 220 between Vinegar Run and Mustoe, overturning in the Jackson River around 7 a.m. Friday. “It’s a bad place.”Crews were dispatched from Department of Environmental Quality, Virginia Department of Transportation, Department of Emergency Management, Virginia State police, Bath County Emergency Services and all of Highland’s emergency responders. Neil said the crews estimated draining the tanker would take three hours after the dangerous task of drilling into the tank. Emergency services is asking the public not to enter the Jackson River for any purpose including recreation, fishing, and livestock. It was unknown Friday afternoon how much of the fully loaded northbound tanker leaked into the Jackson River.therecorderonline.com
Woman killed in tragic accident in Pond Hill area
WARM SPRINGS — A woman was killed when she became pinned between her car and a utility pole last Wednesday in the Pond Hill area off U.S. 220. According to Bath County Sheriff Robert Plecker, 51-year-old Sarah Sutton, an employee of The Homestead, was attempting to drive her Ford Explorer up an icy driveway. Plecker said the car had chains on the front tires. “It appears she spun out in the ice and got out to check the chains,” Plecker said. The car was on an incline and traveling uphil...therecorderonline.com
Crash caused delays on U.S. 220 in Botetourt County
BOTETOURT COUNTY, Va. – UPDATEThis crash has been cleared, according to VDOT. ORIGINAL STORYDrivers headed through Botetourt County on Friday night should expect delays on U.S. 220. A crash is causing delays near Redbud Lane/Route 728. As of 8:35 p.m., all southbound lanes were closed, according to VDOT.
One dead after single-vehicle crash on U.S. 220 in Franklin County
FRANKLIN COUNTY, Va. – UPDATE - Dec. 12 at 3:01 p.m.Virginia State Police are investigating a crash that happened on U.S. Route 220 in Franklin County late Saturday morning. At 11:25 a.m., police said they responded to a single-vehicle crash. Authorities said a Toyota Camry traveling on Route 220 ran off the road and overturned near Brookledge Lane. ORIGINAL STORYDrivers headed north should avoid part of U.S. 220 in Franklin County if they can. At about 11:40 a.m., a crash nearly nine miles north of VA-57 in Franklin County caused all northbound travel lanes to close as first responders are at the scene.
Tractor-trailer crash closes northbound 220 in Roanoke County
ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. – Drivers going north should avoid part of U.S. 220 in southern Roanoke County if they can. Just after 1 p.m., a tractor-trailer overturned between Back Creek and Yellow Mountain Roads, near Red Hill Church of the Brethren, according to Roanoke County officials. All northbound lanes are completely blocked at this time and first responders are at the scene.
New pharmacy building arrives by truck transport
Above: The third section of the new Hot Springs Pharmacy building was put in place last Thursday, joining the other two sections on the site across from Summit Community Bank on U.S. 220. Bath Community Hospital hopes to have the new pharmacy up and running in early 2021. (Recorder photo by Mike Bollinger)HOT SPRINGS — The building for the new Bath Community Pharmacy arrived last Thursday after making the long trip from Alabama. The modular building arrived in three parts beginning in lat...therecorderonline.com
Blue Ridge Parkway repairs begin in Roanoke area
ROANOKE, Va. – Work is starting this week to repair a portion of the Blue Ridge Parkway near Roanoke in time for the busy fall season. Crews are working on a slope failure that caused the parkway to close from the Explore Park Entrance (milepost 115.5) to U.S. 220 (milepost 121.4). Officials with the National Park Service (NPS) said it will take about 10 days. Despite the challenges of finding funding and the COVID-19 pandemic, a Parkway spokesperson said the time it’s taken to get to this point is not uncommon, especially given the process involved in designing and contracting out the job. “We just hope people can stay patient with us as we work through all of those details," said Caitlin Worth, a National Park Service Spokesperson for the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Political signs stolen
MONTEREY — Mike Wolfe reported two political yard signs were stolen over the weekend. Wolfe, of 4001 Strait Creek Road, placed one Biden for president sign in his driveway and another on U.S. 220. He noticed the signs were missing Monday morning while walking his dog. Theft of a yard sign carries a petit larceny charge. The signs stood “probably two or three weeks” before the thefts, Wolfe said.therecorderonline.com
Investigation underway after one person shot in Rocky Mount
ROCKY MOUNT, Va. There is no threat to the community after a shooting in Rocky Mount on Wednesday night, according to the Franklin County Sheriffs Office. The Sheriffs Office responded to the 619 Minute Market located on U.S. 220 (Virgil H. Goode Highway), right across from the Dollar General. One person was shot, according to the Sheriffs Office, but they did not release information on the persons condition. The shooting wasnt related to a peaceful protest that took place nearby earlier on Wednesday, according to the Sheriffs Office. An investigation is underway but the Sheriffs Office says the shooting is an isolated incident.
Fire last Thursday destroys home; none hurt in blaze
The home of Chris and Brenda Lindsay at the intersection of U.S. 220 and Incubator Hollow Road was destroyed by fire last Thursday night. Hot Springs Fire Chief Robbie Chestnut said the cause of the fire is undetermined at this time. (Recorder photo by Mike Bollinger)HOT SPRINGS A fire last Thursday night destroyed the home of Chris and Brenda Lindsay at the intersection of U.S. 220 and Incubator Hollow Road. Hot Springs Volunteer Fire Department Chief Robbie Chestnut said the call was receive...therecorderonline.com