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Jen Ward 540-387-5238
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Aug. 12, 2015



TRAFFIC ALERT: NORTHBOUND INTERSTATE 81 RIGHT LANE CLOSURE TO IMPACT MORNING COMMUTE IN BOTETOURT COUNTY

SALEM – Northbound Interstate 81 in Botetourt County has a right lane closure in place due to an incident with a tractor-trailer tanker at mile marker 164.

At approximately 10 p.m. last night, the tanker hauling oil overturned and spilled its contents on the roadway. Incident responders and a hazardous materials team have been working diligently at the scene overnight, however, clean up and removal of the tanker may continue for the next few hours into late morning.

The lane is estimated to reopen in the next 3 to 4 hours. While there is no congestion present at this time, congestion may build during the morning commute. Drivers should prepare accordingly or seek alternate routes.  

For the latest information on this lane closure, visit www.511Virginia.org.



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