Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Ken Slack 540-332-9264
Jan. 26, 2011
NORTHBOUND LANES REMAIN CLOSED ON I-81 IN FREDERICK COUNTY
STAUNTON – (5 p.m.) Both northbound lanes of Interstate 81 remain closed at mile marker 317 in Frederick County due to an incident with two tractor trailers. This location is at exit 317 at Route 11 north of Winchester City limits.
Backups are approximately four miles.
Motorists may choose an alternate route at exit 310 northbound (Winchester Western Bypass) to Route 37 and Route 11. Drivers can re-enter I-81 at exit 317.
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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