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A second sinkhole found along Augusta County road

VDOT truck 2By Lynn R. Mitchell

Five feet from the shoulder of Humbert Road off Battlefield Road in New Hope, VDOT workers found a sinkhole that is 10 feet in diameter and 22 feet deep that developed after the recent rains. The northeastern Augusta County location is the latest sinkhole after VDOT discovered one earlier in the month along I-81 near Greenville. The Greenville sinkhole appeared before last week’s intensive rains but the New Hope sinkhole was possibly a result of the rain event.

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Governor’s Office: Winter storm emergency resources in place

snow 9By Lynn R. Mitchell

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Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Sunday night that Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews are prepared and ready for a statewide winter storm that is expected to bring significant snow fall across Virginia beginning Monday morning. Up to a foot of snow is expected in the far western region of the state and four to nine inches of snow across the rest of the state.

During the height of a statewide storm, 2,500 crew members in addition to contractors work in shifts to treat roads and remove snow.  VDOT and its contractors have nearly 12,000 pieces of equipment, including plows, trucks and motor graders for snow removal operations. VDOT started the season with over 550,000 tons of salt, sand and treated abrasives and about 565,000 gallons of calcium chloride and salt brine.

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VDOT and Augusta County

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Supervisor, Beverley Manor District, Augusta County

Tonight’s agenda is very light for the Board of Supervisors. The line item that seemed to me as the most important is the review of VDOT (Virginia Department of Transportation) 6-year plan. This document that will be reviewed and approved tonight is Augusta County’s plan for road construction over the next 6 years.

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