VDOT lifts lane closures ahead of Hurricane Dorian; Fairfax Fire sends rescue team to The Bahamas

Northern Virginia’s daily dose of local and national news for Thursday, Sept. 5.

Hurricane Dorian could be leading more evacuation traffic into Virginia, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation, so the state has decided to cancel some planned lane closures to account for increased congestion. The changes are mostly in the Fredericksburg area (I-95 and Routes 1, 2 and 17), as well as Richmond and Hampton Roads areas. (WTOP)

The Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department Urban Search and Rescue team (FCFRD USAR) are sending members to the hurricane-ravaged islands of The Bahamas to aid in rescue and relief efforts. The FCFRD USAR team consists of 57 people and four canines, and will be coordinating with the Bahamian government. (WUSA9)

Sterling, Virginia-based Neustar, an information technology company, is planning to move its headquarters to a new building at Reston Station. The company’s 400 employees will inhabit one of the three office towers being developed by Comstock Holding Cos. on Reston Metro Plaza. (WTOP)

A special education teacher and basketball coach from Potomac Falls High School is set to compete on Wheel of Fortune next week. Casey Frederick is participating on the show as part of “Teacher’s Week,” kick-off for the new season, with his appearance airing on Sept. 11, at 7 p.m. on ABC 7 (WJLA). (Loudoun Times-Mirror)

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