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CONTACT:
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Heidi Underwood 540-387-5493
Heidi.Underwood@vdot.virginia.gov

SAL-40203

May 4, 2009



THE LEFT LANE OF NORTHBOUND INTERSTATE 81 IS NOW OPEN IN BOTETOURT COUNTY
6:30 a.m. Update

SALEM – The left lane of northbound Interstate 81 has re-opened at mile marker 167.8 in Botetourt County.  The right lane is expected to remain closed at this location for several more hours.  All lanes of northbound Interstate 81 were closed for approximately five hours overnight due to a tractor-trailer accident.  Currently, no traffic backups exist in this area. 

Motorists are advised to use caution and expect delays in this area. 

For up to the minute traffic information, log onto www.511virginia.org.

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