Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Ken Slack 540-332-9264
Aug. 13, 2010
I-81 NORTHBOUND LANES CLOSED IN SHENANDOAH COUNTY
STAUNTON – (7:45 a.m.) Both northbound lanes of Interstate 81 at mile marker 274 are closed due to an overturned tractor trailer in Shenandoah County. This location is between mile marker 273 at Route 703 (Mount Jackson/Bayse) and mile marker 277 at Route 614 (Bowmans Crossing).
No backups are being reported at this time.
Traffic is being detoured onto exit 273 while crews work to bring the tractor trailer upright.
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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