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VDOT lifts lane closures for holiday travelers

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Temporary highway lane closures will be suspended across Virginia to help holiday travelers reach their destinations.

The Virginia Department of Transportation says lane closures in temporary work zones will be lifted from noon Friday to noon Dec. 27, and from noon Dec. 30 to noon Jan. 3.

The department said Monday that it also will monitor the weather for any snow or ice that could affect travel.

Travelers can check road conditions and traffic incidents on VDOT's travel information website, ww.511Virginia.org, or the mobile version for handheld devices, mobile511virginia.org.

The service also can be accessed by telephone calling 511.

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