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Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Sandy.Myers@vdot.virginia.gov
540-292-2500 (cell)
Ken Slack 540-332-9264
Ken.Slack@vdot.virginia.gov
540-414-5670 (cell)
STA12-050

April 10, 2012



WILDFIRE CAUSING LOW VISIBILITY ON PORTIONS OF INTERSTATE 64 IN ALLEGHANY

STAUNTON – A wildfire next to Interstate 64 eastbound lanes at mile marker 40.9 in Alleghany County is causing low visibility. Motorists in this area should use extreme caution as they drive through this region.

This location is between exit 43 at Route 780 near Goshen and the George Washington National Forest in Rockbridge County and exit 35 at Route 269 and Route 850 near Longdale Furnace in Alleghany County.

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

Traffic alerts and traveler information can be obtained by dialing 511.  Traffic alerts and traveler information also are available at 511Virginia.org.  For other assistance call the VDOT Customer Service Center, available 24 hours-a-day, seven days a week.  Citizens can dial 1-800-FOR-ROAD (1-800-367-7623) from anywhere in the state to report road hazards, ask transportation questions, or get information related to Virginia’s roads.

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