Jason Bond 540-387-5493
Feb. 2, 2012
TRAFFIC ALERT: ONE LANE IN EACH DIRECTION ON INTERSTATE 81 NOW OPEN IN BOTETOURT COUNTY
SALEM – One lane of traffic in each direction of Interstate 81 in Botetourt County near mile marker 167.8 has reopened to traffic. The right northbound lane and the right southbound lane are now open.
Drivers should still expect congestion and delays on I-81 in Botetourt County. As of 3:15 p.m., southbound I-81 traffic is backed up for 10 miles and northbound traffic is backed up for eight miles.
Earlier, a crash involving two tractor trailers and a hazardous material spill had completely closed I-81 and required a detour onto Route 11 in the Buchanan area. Traffic had been delayed throughout the day due to congestion.
For updates on this incident and traffic backups, visit www.511Virginia.org or dial 511.
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