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Sept. 5, 2013

Traffic Delays From Morning Tractor Trailer Accident

STAUNTON (12:45 p.m.) – Both northbound lanes on I-81 in Harrisonburg have reopened following an accident and vehicle fire near exit 245 (Port Republic Road). Southbound interstate traffic in this area is limited to the right lane.

The Virginia Department of Transportation’s Staunton Traffic Operations Center reported the accident on northbound I-81 shortly before 7 a.m. A tractor trailer and a sport-utility vehicle were involved in the crash, and came to rest in the median.

The remaining southbound lane is expected to reopen this afternoon after crews remove the vehicles involved in the accident. Guardrail repairs will take place after 7 p.m.

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

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