Natatia Bledsoe is the public information officer for the Fredericksburg Police Department.
Rt 1 reopened
Update: As of 4:25 pm, one lane is now open in each direction on Rt1 as City crews continue to remove the tree and associated debris.
Of course, Friday afternoon traffic and reduced lanes will guarantee slow going in that area, so continue to use caution and look for alternate routes. (Or, like me, you can just stay at work for a little while longer.)
3:00 pm: All lanes of Route 1 are currently shut down in both directions due to a tree down and power lines down in the vicinity of Twin Lakes Dr.
All northbound traffic will be diverted to Twin Lakes Dr, and all southbound traffic will be diverted to Idlewild Blvd.
Avoid the area if possible.