Stonewall Jackson Highway reopened

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Stonewall Jackson Highway was reopened this morning after a crash affected traffic in both directions overnight near Rocky Lane.

The Warren County Sheriff’s office has not released details of the crash or identified anyone involved in it. Deputies urge caution when driving through the area, as there is loose gravel from a fluid spill cleanup.

Virginia State Police are handling the investigation.

VDOT bridge repairs close part of Browntown Road

VDOT will begin bridge work on Route 649 (Browntown Road) in Warren County starting Monday, July 10th which will send travelers on a six mile detour.

Crews will work to replace a portion of the bridge that crosses the Gooney Run tributary between Poor House and Buck Mountain Road.

Drivers approaching the bridge from the north will turn right on Route 605, left onto Route 340 (Stonewall Jackson Highway), then left to Route 674 (Limeton Church Road) and then another left onto Route 622 to end the detour.

Drivers from the south will turn left on Route 622, right on Route 674, followed by a right on Route 340 and then a final right on Route 605 to the end of the detour.

The project is expected to last roughly three weeks with traffic scheduled to reopen on July 2, 2023.

To view the VDOT press release on the bridge work, click here.

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WCSO strongly enforces speed limit

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The Warren County Sheriff’s Office wants the public to know it is strongly enforcing the posted speed limits.

Enforcement will take place in the county as well as surrounding towns.

This is in conjunction with the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) Obey The Sign Or Pay The Fine campaign.

The enforcement will be particularly strong where speed related crashes are more prevalent.

This includes John Marshall Highway, Remount Road, Winchester Road and Stonewall Jackson Highway.

This is where most speed related crashes occur the most in the county.

In 2015 over 9,000 lives were lost in speed related fatal crashes nationally.

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Pursuit ends in capture in Warren County

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Warren County Sheriff’s Special Problems and Drug Enforcement Unit Officers attempted to stop a vehicle for speeding on Stonewall Jackson Highway on Mon..

When the vehicle failed to yield a pursuit ensued which terminated at Gooney Manor Loop.

After that stop the suspects vehicle took off again driving recklessly, striking a Deputy’s vehicle.

Pursuit was re initiated to continue onto Bentonville Road where the suspect lost control and crashed.

The driver was apprehended in a creek after a short foot chase by Warren County Officers and K-9 units.

The passenger was apprehended at the crash scene.

Both the driver Garland Turner Jr. and passenger Alicia Knott are facing numerous charges including felony eluding, assault on a law enforcement officer and possession of a schedule I/II drug.

No one was injured in the incident.

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