US 250 Closed on Afton Mt Due To Rockslide

U.S. 250 (Rockfish Gap Turnpike) is closed between the top of Afton Mountain and Route 151 (Critzer Shop Road) due to a rock slide earlier this afternoon. Personnel from the Virginia Department of Transportation are on the scene assessing the extent of the slide and how to remove the material from the road and ensure the slope is stabilized.

At this time it is not known how long U.S. 250 will be closed, but motorists should anticipate using Interstate 64 as the only route over Afton Mountain through Tuesday. More information about the duration of the closure will be provided once an assessment of the situation is completed.