New storm brings more threats

Traffic Update

VDOT is asking you to be alert this weekend.

The third storm in over a week has entered the Shenandoah Valley.

Bringing with it new threats.

High winds mixed with saturated ground bring the risk of downed trees, utility lines and debris.

Please use extreme caution while driving.

Some roads may become impassable due to flooding or debris.

Just two feet of water can float a truck or SUV.

Current traffic conditions and other real-time travel information are available on the website and the free VDOT 511 mobile app, or by calling 511 from any phone in Virginia.

For more news from across the Shenandoah Valley, click here.

WCFR and other first responders have been busy for several days

Several social media posts indicate that first responders have been kept busy over the past couple of days during the high winds and dry conditions.

Several downed trees and power lines were reported down by the winds last night in the Shenandoah Valley.

Warren County Fire and Rescue (WCFR) posted that they dealt with several fires since last Thur. Dec. 2.

On Dec. 2 Warren County responded to a fire near the Front Royal airport that required the assistance of the VA. Department of Forestry.

Later on Dec. 2 Fauquier County requested assistance with a woods fire in Markham.

A fire yesterday in the Limeton area had spread from a structure and threatened the nearby woods.

All these incidents were brought under control quickly thanks to the actions of the first responders.

You are reminded to be cautious or not burn at all during sustained winds and dry conditions.

For more news from across the Shenandoah Valley, click here.