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Utility work to close section of North Main Street in Suffolk

Suffolk, Va. – The Department of Public Utilities wants to remind the public that a contractor will be replacing a deteriorated section of sanitary sewer within North Main Street between Western Avenue and Mahan Street starting on Monday, January 13 through Friday, February 21.

The work will require the closure of the interior north and south bound lanes for the period of construction.

The lanes will remain closed during the evening hours.

The outer north and south bound lanes will remain open for single lane traffic through the work zone area. Completion of this work will allow for the Department of Public Works to complete their planned resurfacing of North Main Street during the next paving season.

Variable message boards will be placed within the construction area next week in advance of the work effort.

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UPDATE: Lanes open after three car accident

UPDATE: Suffolk Police report that all lanes are now open.

Suffolk, Virginia – One person was transported to the hospital by Nightingale after a three car accident in Suffolk Saturday afternoon.

A city spokesman says the accident happened around 3:45pm at the intersection of Sleepy Hole Road and Bennetts Pasture Road.

Two other people sustained minor injuries.

The intersection of Sleepy Hole Road, Bennetts Pasture Road and Driver Lane is expected to be closed until 6:30pm.

City of Suffolk warns drivers about icy roads

Suffolk, Va. – Suffolk police and Suffolk Fire & Rescue are urging travelers to be aware of possible icy conditions on bridges, overpasses, and other elevated surfaces this morning.

There have been reports of black ice on roadways.

Drivers are encouraged to use caution while traveling through Suffolk.

Suffolk Department of Public Works crews have been out, and are applying sand to icy bridges and overpasses, officials say.

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Route 58 reopens after fatal crash

Suffolk, Va. – Suffolk Police and Suffolk Fire & Rescue personnel are investigating a single vehicle accident on eastbound Route 58 near the weigh scales. They say one person has died in the crash.

Suffolk Police Dispatch was notified of the accident at 8:33 a.m.

The vehicle reportedly struck a tree off the right side of the road.

Suffolk Police have confirmed one fatality as a result of the accident.

The name of the victim has not been released pending notification of next of kin, police say.

The investigation is ongoing.

Stay with NewsChannel 3 for updates.

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Suffolk officials respond to fatal vehicle crash on Route 460

Suffolk, Va. – Suffolk Police along with Suffolk Fire and Rescue personnel responded to a two vehicle accident on the 5000 block of Pruden Blvd/Route 460. Dispatch was notified of the accident at 3:59PM.

A preliminary investigation reveals that a Ford F-150 truck was hauling firewood when it broke down on the right hand lane on the eastbound side of Route 460-Pruden Blvd. While pulled over, the truck was struck from behind by a minivan.

The driver of the truck, Danny Shelton of Windsor, is suffering from minor injuries and is being treated at Sentara Obici Hospital.

The driver of the minivan, Wilfred R. Gwaltney, did not sustain any injuries.

The passenger of the minivan, 80 year old Josephine Gwaltney of Suffolk, was pronounced deceased upon arrival at Sentara Obici Hospital.

The roadway was temporarily closed for several hours earlier today but were reopened to traffic at 7:50PM.

Temporary water service disruption for some Suffolk residents

Suffolk, Va. – Some folks in Suffolk may be without water for a little while.

The Suffolk Department of Public Utilities Line Maintenance Division will have the water off in the 200 block of Wexford Drive West from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, December 19, 2013, to repair a water main leak.

This water outage will affect approximately 45 customers. Residents have been notified by the work crew.

For more information, contact the City of Suffolk Public Utilities Department at 757-514-7000.

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