Traffic Advisory- Wednesday, September 19, 2018-Friday, September 21, 2018, the annual...
Wednesday, September 19, 2018-Friday, September 21, 2018, the annual “Call to Arms” Celebration is taking place at the Abingdon Muster Grounds (702 Colonial Road, Abingdon). Traffic will be stopped from 8:30am-9:30am each morning to allow children to unload the buses and there will be detours set up. The celebration lasts until 2pm each day so please use caution and slow your speed in the 700 block of Colonial Road. To avoid congestion and delays, please use an alternate route.
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Wednesday, September 19, 2018-Friday, September 21, 2018, the annual “Call to Arms” Celebration is taking place at the Abingdon Muster Grounds (702 Colonial Road, Abingdon). Traffic will be stopped from 8:30am-9:30am each morning to allow children to unload the buses and there will be detours set up. The celebration ...
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