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Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
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STA10-087

May 12, 2010



Eastbound Lanes Now Open
LANES CLOSE ON I-64 AT AFTON MOUNTAIN DUE TO ACCIDENT

STAUNTON – (8:05 p.m.) An accident on Interstate 64 on Afton Mountain has closed both westbound lanes.  The accident happened prior to 6 p.m. closing both eastbound and westbound lanes for a period of time.  The accident is near mile marker 98 in Augusta County.  This location is between exit 99 at Route 250 and exit 96 at Route 624 in the Lyndhurst area near Waynesboro.

Traffic westbound is backed up approximately three miles, but is getting through the area on the westbound right shoulder.

Emergency workers are on the scene but there is no estimate as to when the lanes will reopen.

Motorists should expect significant delays in this area.

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

Traffic alerts and traveler information can be obtained by dialing 511.  In areas where 511 is unavailable, dial 1-866-MY511VA (866-695-1182) (TTY/TDD users, call 711).  Traffic alerts and traveler information also are available at 511Virginia.org.

Highway safety is everyone’s responsibility. Virginia’s highway safety partnership — the Virginia Department of Transportation, Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles and Virginia State Police — challenges you to help prevent highway fatalities. Buckle up. Avoid distractions. Share the road. Drive drug- and alcohol-free. Obey speed limits.  For more information on the Highway Safety Challenge and things you can do to avoid becoming Virginia’s next traffic fatality, visit www.safeVAhighways.org.

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