Single-vehicle accident causes temporary bridge closure on Route 602

Accident report

~ PVN staff report

SHENANDOAH, Feb. 13 — Icy conditions on a bridge early Monday morning lead to a single-vehicle accident on Route 602 near the intersection of East Point Road and West Maryland Avenue. The bridge spanning the South Fork of the Shenandoah River was temporarily shut down.

“The bridge was impacted by a single-vehicle accident this morning due to ice forming on the bridge,” Shenandoah Police Chief Paul Davis stated Monday afternoon.

The driver of the vehicle was transported by ambulance to Rockingham Memorial Hospital with minor injuries, according to Chief Davis. The Route 602 bridge that crosses the river was closed for about three hours.

“The bridge was not re-opened until VDOT could arrive and perform an inspection on the bridge in the area that was damaged,” Chief Davis said. “I do believe that VDOT will be performing repairs to the bridge in the future.”

The bridge was closed from about 7:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m., when VDOT determined that the bridge was safe. The closure caused some issues with school bus routes through the area. Page County Public Schools were already on a two-hour delay due to the morning’s potentially icy road conditions.

The Shenandoah Police Department was assisted by the Shenandoah Volunteer Fire Company, Page County EMS, Page County Sheriff’s Office, Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office and Virginia State Police.

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