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Jen Ward 540-387-5238
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Nov. 18, 2014



TRAFFIC ALERT: SOUTHBOUND INTERSTATE 81 LANE CLOSURE DUE TO TRACTOR TRAILER INCIDENT

SALEM – Due to a tractor-trailer incident, the left lane traveling southbound Interstate 81 at mile marker 135 in Roanoke is currently closed. A tractor-trailer hauling sugar has overturned. Traffic control is in place.

There is an estimated time of four hours to re-open the southbound left lane on I-81. Responders are in the area and wreckers have arrived on the scene.

Traffic is currently backed up for four miles. Drivers are encouraged to seek alternate routes and to watch for emergency vehicles and wreckers in the area.   

For updates, visit www.511Virginia.org or follow us on twitter at @511southwestva or @VaDOTSalem.



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