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Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
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Ken Slack 540-332-9264
Ken.Slack@vdot.virginia.gov
540-414-5670 (cell)
STA17-036

Feb. 24, 2017



TRACTOR TRAILER FIRE CLOSES SOUTHBOUND I-81 IN AUGUSTA COUNTY

STAUNTON – (1:00 p.m.) Both southbound lanes of Interstate 81 are closed in the Greenville area of Augusta County due to a tractor trailer fire at mile marker 212. The fire was reported about noon Friday afternoon, and there is no estimate for reopening the southbound lanes. Traffic is currently backed up about three miles.

I-81 southbound traffic is being detoured onto Route 11 at exit 213A (Greenville). Drivers will follow Route 11 south for about eight miles, and then Route 606 (Raphine Road) west for about 1.5 miles to return to I-81 at exit 205.

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.

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