Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Ken Slack 540-332-9264
Aug. 11, 2013
MULTIPLE VEHICLE CRASH INCLUDING SIX TRACTOR TRAILERS CLOSES BOTH SOUTHBOUND LANES OF I-81 IN ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY
STAUNTON – UPDATE (7:30 p.m.) A crash involving 41 vehicles including six tractor-trailers has closed both southbound lanes of Intestate 81 at mile marker 196 in Rockbridge County. This location is between exit 200 at Route 710 in the Fairfield area and exit 195 at Route 11 in the Lexington and Timber Ridge area.
Virginia Department of Transportation Staunton Traffic Operation Center operators reported the incident shortly after 5 p.m. TOC operators indicate it will be several hours before a lane is opened up. Motorists should expect significant delays in this area.
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