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Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
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Ken Slack 540-332-9264
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STA14-135

June 7, 2014



ALL LANES REOPENED AT I-81 TRUCK CRASH SITE IN ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY - EXPECT CLOSURE TONIGHT FOR TRUCK REMOVAL

STAUNTON –  (3:30 p.m.) All lanes are reopened on Interstate 81 southbound in Rockbridge County.  Earlier today a dump truck carrying fertilizer crashed and overturned along Interstate 81 southbound at mile marker 193, north of Lexington.  Crews have cleaned the roadway of debris but will be back at 10:00 p.m. tonight to remove the truck.  At that time motorists should expect single lane traffic in this area.

Motorists will continue to experience temporary delays on I-81 in this area as traffic congestion clears the region.

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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