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Jan. 11, 2010


STAUNTON – (3:10 p.m.) Interstate 81 southbound in Rockingham County is reopened at mile marker 239.  Earlier today a tractor trailer accident had closed both southbound lanes at mile marker 239. Backups on I-81 extended up to six miles. 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.

Motorists should drive with caution and expect delays in this area as traffic congestion clears.

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).  Traffic alerts and traveler information also are available at

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


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