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STA13-021

Feb. 1, 2013



ONE NORTHBOUND LANE HAS REOPENED ON I-81 AT MILE MARKER 234 IN AUGUSTA COUNTY

STAUNTON – (11:45 a.m.) The right lane has reopened at a tractor trailer crash site on Interstate 81 in Augusta County.  Earlier this morning a crash involving a tractor trailer closed both I-81 northbound lanes at mile marker 234.  This location is between exit 227 located at Route 612 in the Verona area and exit 235, which is at Route 256.

Motorists should drive with caution through the area, as crews are still working at the crash site.  Guardrail repairs will be performed today.

Motorists should expect some delays in this area.

Earlier this morning a line of snow showers and snow squalls moved through the area causing spotty slick road conditions.  

For winter weather road conditions go the www.511Virginia.org, look to the left side of the page and click on the “Road Conditions” bar.  A map will appear with color coded roads.  Right above the map is a link reading: “Click here for a list of road conditions, including secondary roads”.  Click on this link, then in the drop-down box click on the desired county or Virginia statewide.  A text box of road conditions will appear.

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

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