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Feb. 8, 2017


STAUNTON – (1:15 p.m.) Early on the afternoon of February 8, a tanker truck developed a leak on Route 39 in Bath County.  A liquid with an oil and water consistency has spilled onto the eastbound lanes, causing the road surface to become very slick. 

Virginia Department of Transportation crews will be applying stone to the road surface to assist with traction.  The Bath County sheriff’s office is working with the truck owner to get a clean-up vendor to the site. There is not estimated time for clean-up at this time.

The affected portion of Route 39 is between Route 600, east toward the top of Warm Springs Mountain, about two miles east of Route 220.

Motorists should use extreme caution when driving through this area, obey all signs and road crew personnel, and plan for extra time to drive through this area.

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

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