Nelson County, VA
People driving along Route 151 and US Route 29 south got a surprise Wednesday night. About 75-100 police cars with their blue lights, and sometimes sirens running, streamed off of I-64, down Afton Mountain on 250 to 151 then eventually south down Route 29. We received countless emails, Facebook posts, and calls here at BRL about the high number of police running emergency down the highways. Many concerned a major incident happened somewhere nearby.
Turns out nothing bad happened and it was all for a good cause.
“About 250 officers from all over New England gathered at the Burlington Mall before sunrise to take part in a ride to Virginia.
They went as a group to visit six-year-old Nathan Norman, a young boy in Rustburg, Virginia who is fighting brain cancer.”