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Jen Ward 540-387-5238
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SAL 221

May 7, 2015



TRAFFIC ALERT: TANKER INCIDENT CLOSES SOUTHBOUND LANE OF INTERSTATE 81 IN ROANOKE COUNTY AT MILE MARKER 131

SALEM – (8:30 p.m.) The southbound left lane of Interstate 81 at mile marker 131 in Roanoke County remains closed at this time due to an incident with a tanker. The right lane is currently open to traffic.

At this time, there is no estimated time for the left lane to reopen. Responders are working in the area and a wrecker is in route. The tanker will need to be pumped free of contents before it can be removed from the scene.

Drivers should expect delays or seek alternate routes. At present, there is six miles of congestion.

For updates on this incident, visit www.511Virginia.org.



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