Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Ken Slack 540-332-9264
Sept. 7, 2017
I-81 LEFT NORTHBOUND AND ALL SOUTHBOUND LANES CLOSED NEAR WINCHESTER IN FREDERICK COUNTY
STAUNTON – (7:00 p.m.) The left northbound lane remains closed along with all southbound lanes Interstate 81 near northern Winchester in Frederick County. Southbound traffic is being detoured off Interstate 81 in Frederick County. This is due to a tractor trailer crash that took place around 4:15 this afternoon near mile marker 319 just north of Winchester.
Southbound I-81 traffic detours at exit 321 (Clearbrook/Brucetown), follows Route 11 south and rejoins the interstate at exit 317 (Winchester/Stephenson).
Extensive traffic backups remain on I-81, and related congestion is expected on Route 11 in northern Frederick County. Motorists should use extreme caution, follow signs and variable message boards, and expect delays on this portion of the interstate.
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