Use caution when driving; deer are on the move this fall
Along with colorful leaves, crisp air and shorter days of fall, Virginia's white-tailed deer are on the move.
With daylight savings time ending this weekend, many motorists will be commuting in the dark, increasing the likelihood of their vehicle colliding with a deer.
The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (DGIF) encourages Virginia's drivers to be more cautious as they travel the highways this season.
Fall is the breeding season for deer, and consequently, deer are more active now than at any other time of the year. One-half to two-thirds of all deer-vehicle collisions occur in the months of October, November and December.
Pigg River Bridge work nearly finished
Work scheduled to be completed today
By MORRIS STEPHENSON - Special to the News-Post
The $4.029 million bridge project on South Main Street over the Pigg River is being completed on schedule, today (Friday, Oct. 31).
Traffic lines on the new asphalt were painted Wednesday on South Main Street, Scuffling Hill Road and Orchard Avenue. Also painted were pedestrian crosswalk lanes on Scuffling Hill Road and the north end of the bridge on South Main.