Jason Bond 540-387-5493
Aug. 8, 2013
TRAFFIC ALERT: OVERTURNED TRACTOR-TRAILER IMPACTING NORTHBOUND INTERSTATE 81 TRAFFIC IN BOTETOURT COUNTY
Traffic is using the right shoulder around an overturned tractor-trailer near Buchanan
SALEM – Traffic on northbound Interstate 81 in Botetourt County is currently using the right shoulder as a travel lane around an incident involving an overturned tractor-trailer at mile marker 167.7 near Buchanan.
At 7:45 p.m., accident responders estimate that it will take approximately six to eight hours to complete the accident clean up. Northbound I-81 traffic is expected to remain routed onto the right shoulder overnight as work continues and may be stopped at times as part of the ongoing accident clean up.
Drivers should expect delays or seek alternate routes.
For the latest information on this I-81 incident, visit www.511Virginia.org.
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