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Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Sandy.Myers@vdot.virginia.gov
540-292-2500
Ken Slack 540-332-9264
Ken.Slack@vdot.virginia.gov
540-414-5670
STA13-157

Sept. 5, 2013



NORTHBOUND I-81 AT HARRISONBURG CLOSED DUE TO TRACTOR TRAILER ACCIDENT
One Southbound Lane Reopened

STAUNTON (8:08 a.m.) – Interstate 81 northbound at Harrisonburg remains closed due to a tractor trailer accident and fire. The southbound right lane has been reopened.

The accident involving a tractor trailer and a sport-utility vehicle took place shortly before 7 a.m. on I-81 northbound at mile marker 245 just south of the Port Republic Road exit.

Northbound traffic is being detoured onto exit 243 (Pleasant Valley Road) and follows Route 11 before rejoining the interstate at exit 245 (Port Republic Road).  Motorists on I-81 and Route 11 can expect significant delays. There is no estimate for reopening the northbound side of the interstate.

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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