RELEASE:

CONTACT:
IMMEDIATE

Jen Ward 540-387-5238
Jen.Ward@vdot.virginia.gov

SAL 208

April 27, 2016



TRAFFIC ALERT: SOUTHBOUND INTERSTATE 81 BLOCKED IN BOTETOURT COUNTY

SALEM – Southbound Interstate 81 in Botetourt County is currently blocked due to an incident with a jack-knifed tractor-trailer at mile marker 168.

A detour is in place with traffic being detoured off the Interstate at exit 168 and back onto I-81 using exit 162.  

Congestion has reached 4 miles.

There is no estimated time for reopening the southbound lanes of I-81 at this time. Drivers are encouraged to seek alternate routes. 

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



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