Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Ken Slack 540-332-9264
Jan. 11, 2010
BOTH SOUTHBOUND LANES CLOSED ON I-81 IN ROCKINGHAM COUNTY
STAUNTON – (Noon) A tractor trailer accident on Interstate 81 has closed both southbound lanes at mile marker 239. Backups on I-81 are approximately one-mile. This location is between exit 240 (Route 257) in the Mount Crawford/Bridgewater are and exit 235 (Route 256) in the Weyers Cave/Blue Ridge Community College area.
No estimate for reopening the lanes has been provided by the Virginia Department of Transportation Staunton Traffic Operations Center.
Motorists should drive with caution and expect delays in this area.
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