Tuesday, August 16, 2022

You might want to take another route if you use this road regularly

(WYDaily/Courtesy of Google maps)
(WYDaily/Courtesy of Google maps)

UPDATE at 2:15 p.m., Jan. 28, 2020: The York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office said the roadwork on Route 17 has been completed and they will not need to close the road again Wednesday.

ORIGINAL STORY:

Route 17 Traffic will be stopped in both directions throughout Tuesday and Wednesday, according to the York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office.

Sheriff’s deputies will be shutting down Route 17 for 15-minute intervals. Both directions of travel will be affected.

Authorities said those intervals will occur at least nine different times Tuesday in the area of York Lanes and the Sports Complex entrance.

There is a company that is working on replacing overhead lines.

Work is expected to take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday.

Authorities are asking motorists to, if possible, take an alternate route.

John Mangalonzohttp://wydaily.com
John Mangalonzo (john@localdailymedia.com) is the managing editor of Local Voice Media’s Virginia papers – WYDaily (Williamsburg), Southside Daily (Virginia Beach) and HNNDaily (Hampton-Newport News). Before coming to Local Voice, John was the senior content editor of The Bellingham Herald, a McClatchy newspaper in Washington state. Previously, he served as city editor/content strategist for USA Today Network newsrooms in St. George and Cedar City, Utah. John started his professional journalism career shortly after graduating from Lyceum of The Philippines University in 1990. As a rookie reporter for a national newspaper in Manila that year, John was assigned to cover four of the most dangerous cities in Metro Manila. Later that year, John was transferred to cover the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines. He spent the latter part of 1990 to early 1992 embedded with troopers in the southern Philippines as they fought with communist rebels and Muslim extremists. His U.S. journalism career includes reporting and editing stints for newspapers and other media outlets in New York City, California, Texas, Iowa, Utah, Colorado and Washington state.

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