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Aug. 7, 2012


STAUNTON – (9:50 a.m.) The northbound right lane is now open at mile marker 256 on Interstate 81 northbound in Rockingham County.

A tractor-trailer crash had closed both northbound lanes on I-81 earlier this morning.

The location is at mile marker 256 northbound, which is between exit 251 at Route 11 in Harrisonburg and exit 257 at Route 11 in Mauzy.

Motorists should expect delays in this area as congestion clears.

Information on traffic conditions can be obtained on VDOT’s 511 site or phone service at or by dialing 511. VDOT has Android and iPhone/iPad apps for 511.

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

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