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CONTACT:
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Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Sandy.Myers@vdot.virginia.gov
540-292-2500 (cell)
Ken Slack 540-332-9264
Ken.Slack@vdot.virginia.gov
540-414-5670 (cell)
STA09-160

July 24, 2009



LANES OPEN ON I-81 NORTHBOUND AT MILE MARKER 287 IN SHENANDOAH COUNTY AND AT MILE MARKER 316.6 IN FREDERICK COUNTY
Detour at Mile Marker 296 in Shenandoah County

STAUNTON – (6:30 a.m.) All northbound lanes are open at mile marker 287 on Interstate 81 after a multi-vehicle accident. This location is between exit 282 at Route 42 in Woodstock and exit 291 at Route 651 in Toms Brook.

A multiple vehicle accident in the I-81 northbound lanes at mile marker 296 involving tractor trailers and cars closed all northbound lanes. This location is near exit 296 at Route 55. It is reported by the Staunton Traffic Operation Center that the tractor trailers fires have been put out. Traffic is being detoured off I-81 at exit 291 (Route 651, Toms Brook) and re-entering I-81 at exit 298 (Route 11, Strasburg).

The left northbound lane is open at mile marker 316.6 after clean-up operations from an accident that occurred yesterday. This location is in the Winchester area between exit 315 at Route 7 and exit 317 at Route 11.

The VDOT Staunton District serves Frederick, Shenandoah, Clarke, Warren, Page, Rockingham, Augusta, Highland, Rockbridge, Alleghany and Bath counties.

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