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Virginia Department of Transportation ready to treat, clear roads in Fredericksburg District

Posted on March 5, 2015 at 10:55 am

Virginia Department of Transportation crews with nearly 900 pieces of available equipment are ready to treat and clear roads this afternoon as a winter storm moves across the 14-county Fredericksburg District. Road conditions are currently clear in most of the Fredericksburg area, with ice beginning to appear on primary roads in Stafford County, which is experiencing sleet and freezing rain. Road conditions are clear and wet in the Northern Neck

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  • Westmoreland County Board of Supervisors meeting March 9

    Posted on March 5, 2015 at 10:24 am

    CORRECTION: Calendar item in this week’s edition of the Westmoreland News should have read “Westmoreland County Board of Supervisors Regular/Land Use Meeting Monday, March 9, George D. English, Sr. Memorial Building, 111 Polk St., Montross, 6 p.m.

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  • 2016 Montross elections moved to November

    Posted on March 5, 2015 at 8:35 am

      The Virginia General Assembly this year passed legislation that moves the date of election for members of Montross Town Council from May to November, beginning in 2016. Montross Town Manager Brenda Reamy said that, about three elections ago, they started talking about the cost that would be passed on to the localities that were having elections at an odd time. “Because that was the only election, somebody had to

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  • Virginia Department of Transportation: Snow to affect travel Thursday in Fredericksburg District

    Posted on March 4, 2015 at 12:48 pm

    VDOT preparing equipment, materials today for next round of winter weather  Download 511 mobile app to monitor road conditions   FREDERICKSBURG – Motorists are advised that snow could make travel difficult in the Fredericksburg area, Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula on Thursday, and road conditions may be slick and hazardous.   Before starting a trip tomorrow, travelers should check real-time road conditions at, by calling 511, or downloading VDOT’s free mobile 511 app. While

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  • Husband and wife from Hague arrested for conspiring to distribute over three pounds of marijuana

    Posted on March 4, 2015 at 11:09 am

    Loretta Nelson

    A married couple from Hague was arrested for conspiring to distribute over three pounds of marijuana, authorities said Wednesday. Narcotics detectives at Westmoreland County Sheriff’s Office received an anonymous tip that a large quantity of marijuana was going to be delivered by mail to residents in the lower end of Westmoreland County. “Based on our surveillance and investigation, we were able to intercept and seize approximately 3.49 pounds of marijuana

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  • Jury finds Westmoreland man ‘not guilty’ of assaulting police officer

    Posted on March 4, 2015 at 8:00 am

    A Westmoreland County Circuit Court jury found Cabot Sharpe of Westmoreland not guilty of assault and battery against a police officer. He was, however, found guilty of obstructing justice and sentenced to 30 days in jail for the charge. Assistant Commonwealth Attorney Chris Robeson was the prosecutor in this case. Nicholas Smith was first chair for the defense of Cabot Sharpe followed by his father Yahn Smith. The alleged offenses

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  • Virginia State Police fields 801 calls for service from midnight to morning

    Posted on February 26, 2015 at 3:23 pm

    From the Virginia State Police, submitted at 8:54 a.m. - Since midnight,  Virginia State Police troopers and dispatchers statewide have fielded  801 calls for service statewide. During the period statewide, Virginia troopers responded to 238 traffic crashes and 191 disabled vehicles. The majority of the crashes involved damaged vehicles only. There have no reported traffic fatalities.   The following is a breakdown of calls for service by Virginia State Police

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  • Delegate Ransone’s Government Regulation Oversight Bill Heads to Governor

    Posted on February 26, 2015 at 3:08 pm

    The Senate of Virginia voted on Wednesday afternoon to pass Delegate Margaret Ransone’s HB1751. The legislation gives the General Assembly greater oversight of regulations with the potential to create financial problems for businesses or Virginia local governments. Bill patron Delegate Ransone commented, “This is my fourth legislative session in the House, and in that time the number of harmful rules and regulations that have been proposed has increased. This legislation

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  • Crews prepare for another winter storm

    Posted on February 25, 2015 at 12:09 pm

    Pre-treating underway, expect brief delays on Interstate 95 and primary routes Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews in the 14-county Fredericksburg District are preparing for another winter storm. Crews are currently pre-treating Interstate 95 and primary routes in the Fredericksburg area. Motorists should expect delays due to the slow moving vehicles that are applying a salt brine anti-icing solution. Anti-icing prevents ice from bonding to the pavement during inclement weather,

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