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Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Sandy.Myers@vdot.virginia.gov
540-292-2500 (cell)

Ken Slack 540-332-9264
Ken.Slack@vdot.virginia.gov
540-414-5670 (cell)
STA17-155

Sept. 7, 2017



ALL I-81 NORTHBOUND AND SOUTHBOUND LANES CLOSED IN FREDERICK COUNTY

STAUNTON – (5:15 p.m.) Northbound and southbound Interstate 81 are closed in Frederick County due to a tractor trailer crash near mile marker 319 just north of Winchester. The incident took place about 4:15 p.m. today (Thursday, September 7). There is no estimate for reopening lanes on the interstate.

Incident responders are setting up detours for drivers using northbound and southbound I-81.

Traffic is backed up several miles in each direction. Motorists should use extreme caution, follow signs and variable message boards, and expect delays on this portion of the interstate.

Traffic alerts and traveler information can be obtained by dialing 511. Traffic alerts and traveler information also are available at http://www.511Virginia.org.

The VDOT Customer Service Center can assist with reporting road hazards, asking transportation questions, or getting information related to Virginia’s roads. Call 800-FOR- ROAD (800-367-7623) or use its mobile friendly website at https://my.vdot.virginia.gov/. Agents are available 24 hours-a-day, seven days a week.

The Staunton District Twitter feed is at @VaDOTStaunton. VDOT can be followed on Facebook, Flickr, Twitter and YouTube. RSS feeds are also available for statewide information. The VDOT Web page is located at http://www.VirginiaDOT.org

The VDOT Staunton District serves Frederick, Shenandoah, Clarke, Warren, Page, Rockingham, Augusta, Highland, Rockbridge, Alleghany and Bath counties.

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