Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Ken Slack 540-332-9264
April 11, 2012
UPDATE: PORTION OF INTERSTATE 64 REMAINS CLOSED IN ALLEGHANY AND ROCKBRIDGE COUNTIES DUE TO WILDFIRE
STAUNTON – (Noon) Interstate 64 in portions of Alleghany and Rockbridge counties remains closed due to the proximity of a wildfire. The closure will remain in place until at least mid-afternoon today. Officials at the site continue to evaluate the situation and expect mid-afternoon update.
All eastbound and westbound lanes of I-64 are closed from exit 29 in Alleghany County at Route 42 and Route 269 near Nicelytown to exit 50 in Rockbridge County at Route 60 and Route 623 near Lexington and Kerrs Creek.
A detour is being set up on I-64 and I-81. I-64 eastbound traffic will be detoured at I-64 exit 27 at Route 60/220/629 near Clifton Forge and Iron Gate on to Route 220 to I-81 at exit 150. Traffic on I-81 headed westbound on I-64 will be detoured to exit 150 to Route 220 to I-64 exit 27.
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