Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Ken Slack 540-332-9264
Feb. 9, 2011
I-81 HAZMAT TRACTOR TRAILER CRASH WILL CLOSE BOTH NORTHBOUND LANES IN SOUTHERN AUGUSTA COUNTY
STAUNTON – (10:30 p.m.) A tractor trailer accident on Interstate 81 northbound in southern Augusta County has closed the right shoulder and right lane earlier this evening. The tractor trailer contains potassium which is a hazardous material. Local fire crews are monitoring the situation.
A HAZMAT clean-up crew is estimated to arrive on the scene around 1:30 a.m. During the clean-up of the truck and its contents both northbound lanes will be closed. A detour will be set up in this location. It is unknown how long the clean-up will take.
This location is south of Staunton between exit 205 in the Raphine area of Rockbridge County and exit 213 in the Greenville area of Augusta County.
A light snow has been falling throughout the Shenandoah Valley since early this evening. Most roads are reported in either minor or clear condition throughout the area.
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