Jason Bond 540-387-5493
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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