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Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
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STA11-162

July 17, 2011



CRASH CLOSES PORTION OF I-81 NORTHBOUND IN AUGUSTA COUNTY

STAUNTON – (7 p.m.) A multi-vehicle crash on Interstate 81 in Augusta County has closed all northbound lanes near mile marker 212. This location is between exit 205 at Route 606 in Raphine in Rockbridge County and exit 213 at Route 11 in the Greenville area of Augusta County. The crash occurred shortly after 5 p.m.

Officials at the Virginia Department of Transportation Staunton Traffic Operations Center do not have an estimated reopening time of the lanes but indicate that the Virginia State Police have work to do in the area and to expect both northbound lanes to remain closed for several hours.

Motorists should expect significant delays in this area.  Traffic back-ups have already been reported to extend seven miles.

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

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