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Look Out For Deer in the Road

 
Oct23

Triple-A says there were more than three thousand deer related crashes in our state last year. Jack Murphy reports.

The threat of rain didn’t stop the 14th annual Truckers Parade Against Cancer

 
Oct22

The threat of rain didn’t stop the 14th annual Truckers Parade Against Cancer this past weekend. Even as the drizzle continued the Truckers Against Cancer team pulled out umbrellas and towels and began drying front grills and bumpers. Progress was slowed but hats and raincoats were pulled out, and everyone had a smile on their face. Organizers said after months of preparation, they weren’t going to let a little bit of rain stop the parade. 149 trucks carrying over 170 banners with the names of loved ones lined up and began blowing their horns in unison. A sort of a battle cry that for those who battle cancer to know they’re not fighting alone. All money raised on Saturday goes to help fund research for the American Cancer Society.
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Over 3000 Deer related accidents in Virginia

 
Oct22

AAA says over 3000 deer related accidents last year in Virginia..Jack Murphy talked to AAA.

LYNCHBURG DISTRICT TRAFFIC ALERT

 
Oct22

October 26-November 1, 2014

Highway work requiring road/lane./structure closures is scheduled, weather permitting.  Traffic may be restricted.  Items in italics contain new/updated information.  For up-to-date information, call 511 or visit www.511Virginia.org.

 

Amherst County: Don Austin, Residency Administrator

Various – Crews will respond to customer concerns and work surfaces.

 

Appomattox County: Don Austin, Residency Administrator

Route 26 (Rt. 608 – Rt. 617) – Crews will conduct plant mix operations. Delays are possible.

Route 675 over Big Cub Creek – Road closed until 12/12/14 for bridge replacement. Detour: Rt. 700 to Rt. 635 to Rt. 720 to Rt. 644 and back to Rt. 675.

Various – Crews will respond to customer concerns and mill and pave. Signs and other traffic control devices will be in use. Minor delays expected through 12/5/14.

 

Buckingham County: Kevin Wright, Residency Administrator

Route 601 over Walton Fork–Closed for deck replacement. Detour: 602, 655 to 601.

Route 669 over Hatcher Creek – Road closed 10/27-10/31/14 for deck replacement. Detour: 668 N to617 W to 15 S and back to 669.

Andersonville AHQ  - Crews will perform shoulder maintenance, pull ditches and boom axe .

Dillwyn AHQ – Crews will cut behind guardrail on various primary routes.

Various – Crews will make surface repairs, mow and respond to customer concerns.

 

Campbell County: Don Austin, Residency Administrator

Route 501(Rt. 898 to Rt. 869) – Staring Oct. 5, crews will conduct plant mix operations. Delays possible.

Route 682, Leesville Rd, Starting Oct. 19, night paving (Rt. 678 to Rt. 622) will take place, followed by day paving (Rt. 622 to Rt. 936). State Police will control traffic at Rt. 682 and Rt. 622 intersection.

Various – Crews will respond to customer concerns and mill and pave. Traffic control devices will be in use. Minor delays expected through 12/5/14.

 

Charlotte County:  Kevin Wright, Residency Administrator

Route 47 and other locations – Crews will perform surface work.

Route 607 – Road closed for pipe replacement.

Route 675 over Cub Creek (Rt. 40 – Poor House Rd) – Road closed; temporary signal for bridge replacement. Est. comp. 9/28/15.

Craftons Gate – Crews will weed eat behind guardrails.

Various secondary routes–Crews will mow, boom axe and respond to customers.

 

Cumberland County: Kevin Wright, Residency Administrator

Route 637 over Dry Creek  - Road closed for structure replacement. Detour via 635 North to 668 West and back to 637. Est. comp. 12/12/14.

Various – Crews will work surfaces, cut brush and respond to customers.

 

Halifax County: Kenneth Martin, Residency Administrator

Route 613 (US 360-Rt. 914) –Until 10/31, closed for structure replacement. Detour: 360, 344 and 613.

Route 644 (603 – 748) – Road closed on 10/30/14 for pipe replacement. Detour signed.

Route 647 (628 to 667) – Oct. 29, road closed for pipe replacement. Detour: 647 to 628 to 603 and 649.

Bethel AHQ – Crews will haul stone and work drainage.

Cluster Springs AHQ – Crews will clean ditches and repair potholes. 

Volens AHQ – Crews will replace pipe.  

Various – Crews will mow and respond to customer concerns.

 

Nelson County: Don Austin, Residency Administrator

Various – Crews will respond to customer concerns and mill and pave. Signs and other traffic control devices in use. Minor delays expected through 12/5/14.

 

Pittsylvania County: Kenneth Martin, Residency Administrator

Route 29 (Gretna AGHQ), 41 and 57 (Rondo AHQ), and various primary routes – Crews will mow.

Route 676 (674-689)  – Road closed until 11/18/15, for bridge replacement. Detour: 903, 687, 649, 886 and 689. Signs and other traffic control devices in use.

Route 706 over Johns Run – Road closed 11/10 – 11/21 for structure replacement.

Route 734 (Kentuck AHQ) - Crews will install cross line pipe. Detour signed.

Brosville AHQ – Crews will spot patch.

Gretna AHQ – Crews will cut right of way on secondary routes.

Mt. Airy AHQ – Crews will make surface repairs, blade and place stone at various locations.

Rondo AHQ – Crews will clean pipe on secondary routes.

Various – Crews will cut brush/trees and respond to customer concerns.

 

Prince Edward County: Kevin Wright, Residency Administrator

Route 623 –Bridge replacement over NS and Buckingham Branch Railroads. Est. comp. 6/30/15.

Route 658 and other secondary routes – Crews will repair shoulders.

Route 665 over Buffalo Creek –Bridge/ approaches closed to traffic. Detour via 700 N to 658 E to 692 E to 15 S to 665 W (Abilene Rd) and then, 665 W (Darlington Heights Rd).

Various – Crews will clean roadsides, make surface repairs, weed eat around guardrail, mow and respond to customers. Surface treatment continues are various locations.

 

District-wide activities:

Bridge and guardrail maintenance – Crews will perform bridge/guardrail maintenance.

Longwood Golfers Post Solid Round

 
Oct22

The Longwood men’s golf team posted another solid round and finished seventh in the Old Dominion/Outerbanks Invitational at 878.

Free Concert Planned at Longwood

 
Oct22

The Longwood University Wind Symphony will present a free concert Thursday, Nov. 6, at 7:30 p.m. in Jarman Auditorium. The concert will celebrate the 200th birthday of Adolphe Sax, inventor of the saxophone, and the 160th birthday of John Philip Sousa, composer of many popular marches as well as developer of the sousaphone, a large brass instrument similar to the tuba.Dr. Charles Kinzer, professor of music and head of the Department of Music, will be the saxophone soloist for “Fantasia for Alto Saxophone” by Claude T. Smith. The ensemble will end the concert by performing Sousa’s “The Stars and Stripes Forever.”

It’s Peak Time for Fall Color

 
Oct22

The leaves are starting to fall and with that comes an abundance of beautiful landscape in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Mid to late October (Oct 10-25, 2014) is designated by the Virginia Department of Forestry as the peak viewing time for leaf peepers to get a front row seat to some of the most colorful scenic drives and weekend getaways in Virginia. Bettina Ring, state forester of Virginia, said, “With 62 percent of the state in forestland, you don’t have to go far to enjoy some breathtaking color this fall.”

Appomattox Supervisors to Discuss Hiring Process for New County Administrator

 
Oct22

Appomattox County supervisors plan to meet today to discuss the hiring process for a new County Administrator. The Board of Supervisors will meet at 4:30 p.m. in the County Administrator’s meeting room. Longtime County Administrator Aileen Ferguson announced last month that she would retire, effective June 30, 2015.

Virginia Food Works Gets Specialty Crop

 
Oct22

The non-profit Virginia Food Works is proud to announce that it has been awarded a Specialty Crop. Jack Murphy has the story.

Virginia food works

 
Oct21

The non-profit Virginia Food Works (VFW) is proud to announce that it has been awarded a Specialty Crop.Jack Murphy with the story.

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