Morning Coffee Report 12-15-2018


Rain will continue all day Saturday and into Sunday. The temperature will be steady in the high 40’s to low 50’s.

Overnight the temperature will only drop to 47 rising to 48 by 6 a.m. By noon the temperature will rise to 51 topping out at 52 by 2 p.m.

Expect rain or cloudy skies all day with foggy conditions starting at 7 p.m. Saturday evening will end with 51 degrees by midnight.

Note: The National Weather Service has issued an Areal Flood Watch effective from Friday 6 p.m. Eastern Standard Time until Saturday at 6 p.m.



Southbound traffic will be reduced to a single lane overnight at the Courthouse Road exit to allow crews to improve the clarity of travel lane markings in the work zone

Interstate 95 southbound travelers can expect overnight delays near Exit 140 (Courthouse Road) in Stafford County on Sunday, Dec. 16 for a mobile operation to improve pavement markings in the Exit 140 interchange work zone.

I-95 southbound will be reduced to a single lane beginning just south of Exit 143 (Garrisonville Road) in Stafford.

Sunday, Dec. 16: I-95 Southbound at Exit 140

  • 10 p.m. – Two I-95 southbound lanes close

  • 4:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 17 – All southbound lanes re-open

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and its contractor Shirley Contracting Company are rebuilding Exit 140 as a diverging diamond interchange. The new interchange will open to traffic by July 2020.

I-95 southbound traffic has been shifted slightly in the work zone to provide space for crews to build two new overpasses that will carry the future Courthouse Road.

Previous I-95 southbound lane markings were painted over with black paint. Temporary white lane markings were installed.

On Sunday evening, crews will mill up the previous lane markings to reduce sun glare reflecting off the black paint. This change will better define the proper travel lanes for motorists as they pass through the work zone.

After milling work is completed, motorists will notice a slightly rougher travel surface on I-95 southbound in the work zone.

Near the end of the project, I-95 will be repaved in the Exit 140 work zone. Final lane markings will also be applied.


Spirit week CBES

Westmoreland Supervisor for District 5, Larry Roberson will give a presentation on what our county taxes pay for. The presentation will be held at the Elementary School Gym at 7 p.m.

Be advised that special yard debris pickup is scheduled to take place the week of December 17th through 21st.


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