Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Ken Slack 540-332-9264
June 18, 2011
BOTH NORTHBOUND LANES CLOSED ON I-81 IN ROCKINGHAM COUNTY
STAUNTON – (9:15 a.m.) Both northbound lanes of Interstate 81 are closed at mile marker 239.5 in Rockingham County due to an incident with a tractor trailer.
Traffic is being diverted onto exit 235 (Weyers Cave) to Route 11 northbound to Route 257 eastbound and back onto I-81 northbound at exit 240 (Mount Crawford).
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.
The VDOT Staunton District serves Frederick, Shenandoah, Clarke, Warren, Page, Rockingham, Augusta, Highland, Rockbridge, Alleghany and Bath counties.
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