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Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Sandy.Myers@vdot.virginia.gov
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Ken Slack 540-332-9264
Ken.Slack@vdot.virginia.gov
540-414-5670
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Aug. 30, 2013



BOTH SOUTHBOUND LANES ON I-81 IN SHENANDOAH COUNTY HAVE BEEN REOPENED
Truck Removal and Guardrail Repairs Complete

STAUNTON – ( 10:10 a.m. UPDATE) Both lanes of I-81 southbound near mile marker 281 in Shenandoah County are back open.

Crews began working about 8 p.m. Thursday to remove an overturned tractor trailer and make repairs to damaged guardrails. The work finished just after 10 a.m. Friday.

The Virginia Department of Transportation Staunton Traffic Operations Center reported that the tractor trailer crashed through the guardrail on Thursday morning and went down an embankment. The location is between Woodstock and Edinburg.

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

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