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Afton : CONSTRUCTION BEGINS ON U.S. 250/ ROUTE 151 ROUNDABOUT
[ 0 ] October 21, 2021

Afton : CONSTRUCTION BEGINS ON U.S. 250/ ROUTE 151 ROUNDABOUT

  Route 250/151 Near the Nelson / Albemarle County Line Afton, Virginia From VDOT : Culpeper District Construction activity will begin next week on a roundabout at the intersection of Route 250 (Rockfish Gap Turnpike) and Route 151 (Critzer Shop Road). The project will improve safety and traffic flow at the busy intersection while managing […]

Nelson : Traffic Alert : Near Brents Gap : Another Semi Blocks Road : Updated - Now Open
[ 0 ] October 15, 2021

Nelson : Traffic Alert : Near Brents Gap : Another Semi Blocks Road : Updated – Now Open

  Near Brents Gap – Route 151 Roseland Nelson County, Virginia Updated : 10:15 AM Roadway now open As we always say, “Move your scorecard forward one space” as another semi has blocked most of Brents Mountain toward the gap on Route 151. It’s on the Nellysford side (north) that is blocked. As of 8:15 […]

ALBEMARLE - ROUTE 29 Near Red Hill Road : TRAFFIC ALERT 12:59 PM : Open
[ 0 ] October 13, 2021

ALBEMARLE – ROUTE 29 Near Red Hill Road : TRAFFIC ALERT 12:59 PM : Open

  12:59 PM – Roadway reopened “ALBEMARLE COUNTY, VA – All travel lanes have reopened to northbound traffic on Route 29/Monacan Trail Road near Red Hill Road.” Route 29/Monacan Trail Road Closed to Northbound Traffic Due to a Single Vehicle Crash ALBEMARLE COUNTY, VA – Northbound travel lanes on Route 29/Monacan Trail Road near Red […]

Vehicle Fire Shuts Down Traffic On Route 250 Toward Afton Mountain
[ 0 ] October 12, 2021

Vehicle Fire Shuts Down Traffic On Route 250 Toward Afton Mountain

Route 250 / Near The Nelson / Albemarle Line As we first reported here on our Facebook page, crews were busy Tuesday morning working to clear a vehicle fire that occurred on Route 250 hearing up Afton Mountain. There is no word on the cause and any injuries at this time. Traffic was being diverted […]

VDOT : STAUNTON DISTRICT TRAFFIC ALERT FOR OCTOBER 4 – 8, 2021
[ 0 ] October 3, 2021

VDOT : STAUNTON DISTRICT TRAFFIC ALERT FOR OCTOBER 4 – 8, 2021

  STAUNTON DISTRICT TRAFFIC ALERT FOR OCTOBER 4 – 8, 2021 Highway Work Zones in the VDOT Staunton District STAUNTON – The following is a list of highway work that may affect traffic in the Staunton transportation district during the coming weeks. The Staunton District consists of 11 counties from the Alleghany Highlands to the […]

Afton Man Struck & Killed on I-64 in Henrico County
[ 0 ] September 17, 2021

Afton Man Struck & Killed on I-64 in Henrico County

Verbatim release from VSP: “Henrico County – Morgan B. Albert, 49, of Afton, Va., has been identified as the pedestrian who died after being struck by traffic on Interstate 64 in Henrico County. At 8:10 p.m. on Wednesday (Sept 15), Virginia State Police troopers began responding to emergency calls about a person standing in the […]

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Spring Taking Hold In The Blue Ridge Mountains
[ 0 ] April 14, 2021

Spring Taking Hold In The Blue Ridge Mountains

    Afton Nelson County, Virginia You know warmer days are ahead when you start seeing the green colors down below in the valley heading up the side of the mountains. Our buddy Luis Ramos Obando took this fantastic photo and sent it to us earlier today. We think this is from the Route 250 […]

Simpler Times - 15 Years Ago
[ 1 ] June 2, 2020

Simpler Times – 15 Years Ago

Nelson County, Virginia We were archiving some of our very early photos this morning and ran across some of these from 15 years ago when we first started the magazine. Dr. Steve Schmitz (our Ask The Doc columnist to this day) had recently joined the late Dr. Bob Raynor at Afton Family Medicine. Dr. Raynor […]

A Winter's Moon
[ 0 ] February 9, 2020

A Winter’s Moon

Wintergreen Resort Nelson County, Virginia It’s been hard to find a lot of snow this year in the Blue Ridge but that doesn’t stop the breathtaking views that we see here year round. Dima Homes with Wintergreen Real Estate Company grabbed this shot on Saturday from up top at Wintergreen Resort. Absolutely gorgeous Dima!   […]

Wintry Mix Falls In Mountains At Wintergreen Wednesday Morning
[ 0 ] November 8, 2017

Wintry Mix Falls In Mountains At Wintergreen Wednesday Morning

Wintergreen Nelson County, Virginia While people living in the lowlands got nothing more than a cold rain into the early morning hours Wednesday, people living in the mountains got another reminder that winter isn’t that far away. The coldest weather of the season is on the way late this week. I talk more about it […]

Fall Colors Popping Now In The Blue Ridge
[ 0 ] November 7, 2016

Fall Colors Popping Now In The Blue Ridge

Nelson County, Virginia You may have noticed our banner photo switched at the top of this page to a nice fall one. Dima Holmes of Wintergreen Real Estate let us use that one. Perfectly sums up the beautiful colors popping here now. As a matter of fact, in the highest of elevations the leaves are […]

Beautiful Sight Along The Blue Ridge Parkway
[ 0 ] June 14, 2016

Beautiful Sight Along The Blue Ridge Parkway

Near Bald Mountain Blue Ridge Parkway – Central Virginia There’s never a lack of beautiful pictures along the Blue Ridge Parkway regardless of the time of year. Robert Stull, the owner of Hickman’s Grocery in Beech Grove of Nelson County, recently grabbed this shot from the BRP looking toward Bald Mountain. The clouds dropping over […]