Wildfires burn more than 7,000 acres
STAUNTON, Va. (AP) - Parts of Interstate 64 have been reopened while other Virginia roads remain closed because of wildfires that have burned more than 7,000 acres.
The Virginia Department of Transportation says I-64 was reopened in both directions Wednesday in Alleghany and Rockbridge counties. The interstate was closed Tuesday near West Midland Trail in Rockbridge County and Clifton Forge in Alleghany County.
Route 850 remains closed near the Alleghany-Rockbridge county line. Route 770 is shut down in the vicinity of Longdale Furnace Road.
Route 723 in Albemarle County is closed in the vicinity of Old Green Mountain Road. And, Route 675 in Shenandoah County is shut down near Liberty Furnace Road. Detours have been set up.
The Department of Forestry says five large fires are burning in Alleghany, Craig, Page and Shenandoah counties.
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