Free Union Road closed for emergency pipe replacement

June 28, 2022, press release

CULPEPER — Today, Virginia Department of Transportation crews closed Route 601 (Free Union Road) at Block 6800 before noon due to a burst pipe.

The pipe is located between Route 687 (Shiffletts Mill Road) and Route 671 (Davis Shop Road).

The emergency services inspected the road last night and found asphalt erosion. The pipe underwent an emergency repair overnight. Upon closer inspection today, crews concluded that the tube needed to be replaced.

A detour has been set up. Motorists should use Route 671 and Route 664 (Markwood Road) to access Route 810 (Blackwells Hollow) and Route 601.

The repair should take up to 24 hours.

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