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Jason Bond 540-387-5493
Jason.Bond@vdot.virginia.gov

SAL 107

Feb. 2, 2012



TRAFFIC ALERT: INTERSTATE 81 TRAFFIC IN BOTETOURT COUNTY BEING DETOURED
Two different tractor-trailer accidents occurred; one in each direction

SALEM – Two tractor-trailer accidents have occurred near mile marker 167 and have closed all lanes of Interstate 81 in Botetourt County.  Both accidents occurred just after 2 a.m.  All traffic currently is being detoured off I-81.

Northbound I-81 traffic is being detoured off I-81 at exit 162 (Buchanan) onto Route 11.  

Southbound I-81 traffic is being detoured off at exit 168 (Buchanan) also onto Route 11.

The northbound crash involves a hazardous materials spill.  Accident responders and State Police are on scene.

There is no estimated time for reopening I-81.

For updates on the I-81 detour, visit www.511Virginia.org or dial 511.



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