BREAKING NEWS: ROUTE 222 (WEEMS ROAD) IN LANCASTER COUNTY CLOSED WITH SINKHOLE

ROUTE 222 (WEEMS ROAD) IN LANCASTER COUNTY CLOSED WITH SINKHOLE

Crews on scene to determine cause, assess damage and plans for repair

 FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – Route 222 (Weems Road) in Lancaster County is closed after a sinkhole formed in the roadway.

Crews with the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) are on the scene to determine what caused the sinkhole, assess the damage and develop repair plans.

A re-opening date is not yet available.

Message boards are posted to alert drivers to the emergency closure.  Detour signs are also posted along the recommended detour, which is approximately a half mile:

  • Route 646 (Christ Church Road)
  • Route 709 (Gaskins Road)

According to a recent traffic count, approximately 1,500 vehicles a day travel Weems Road.

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