Scott Shenk writes about transportation issues affecting Fredericksburg-area residents.
Estimates of road damage from weekend storms are in
Crews are still cleaning up the mess caused by the weekend storms that blew through the area, but an early estimate of the road damages is in.
According to the Virginia Department of Transportation, it has cost an estimated $263,000 to fix damage traffic signals and clear out debris from downed trees and power lines in the 14-county Fredericksburg District.
The district’s damage was limited to Stafford, Spotsylvania, King George, Caroline and Gloucester counties.
Most of the damage was caused by the powerful storm that hit the area late Friday night.
The storm, which brought with it winds of up to 80 mph, shut down dozens of area roads and and knocked out about 70 local traffic signals, according to VDOT.
The debris damage hit Stafford, Spotsylvania and Caroline counties, said Kelly Hannon with VDOT. Traffic signals were damaged in Stafford, King George and Gloucester.
Check back later for the full story, online and in Wednesday’s paper.
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