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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)
STA17-040

Feb. 27, 2017



SOUTHBOUND INTERSTATE 81 CLOSED IN AUGUSTA COUNTY

STAUNTON – (4:15 a.m.) An overturned tractor trailer has blocked both southbound lanes of Interstate 81 near mile marker 232 in Augusta County. The crash took place about 2:15 Monday morning, and crews hope to reopen the interstate within another three hours.

I-81 southbound traffic is being detoured onto Route 11 at exit 235 (Weyers Cave/Grottoes). Drivers will follow Route 11 south for about seven miles, and then Route 612 (Laurel Hill Road) east for about a half-mile to return to I-81 at exit 227 (Verona).

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

Traffic alerts and traveler information can be obtained by dialing 511. Traffic alerts and traveler information also are available at 511Virginia.org. For other assistance call the VDOT Customer Service Center, available 24 hours-a-day, seven days a week. Citizens can dial 1-800-FOR- ROAD (1-800-367-7623) from anywhere in the state to report road hazards, ask transportation questions, or get information related to Virginia’s roads.

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 www.VirginiaDOT.org.

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