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Sept. 22, 2008
MAJOR BACKUPS SHOULD BE EXPECTED ON I-64 EASTBOUND IN AUGUSTA COUNTY
According to representatives at the Virginia Department of Transportation Staunton Traffic Operations Center, the tractor-trailer is on its side, blocking both eastbound lanes. There are reports of a person being entrapped in the truck. As of 7 a.m. today there is no estimated time for lanes to be reopened.
Motorists can detour at exit 91 and re-enter I-64 at exit 94, using Route 340.
Updates on this accident and other real-time traffic information can be obtained by dialing 511 on any landline or wireless phone. (TTY/TDD users, call 711). Traffic alerts and traveler information also are available at 511Virginia.org.
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