Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Ken Slack 540-332-9264
Nov. 26, 2014
BRIEF CLOSURES TODAY ON I-64 IN ALLEGHANY COUNTY
Closures Needed to Remove Overturned Tractor Trailer
STAUNTON – The Virginia Department of Transportation will use a series of short-duration closures this afternoon to empty and remove an overturned tanker truck on Interstate 64 in Alleghany County. The location is between exits 16 and 21 near the city of Covington.
Eastbound and westbound drivers have been restricted to a single lane since the accident took place shortly after 11 a.m. Incident-response crews contained a gasoline leak, and will transfer the remaining fuel to a second tanker.
Both directions of I-64 will be shut down for 30-minute periods this afternoon while crews empty the wrecked tanker. They will suspend their operations long enough to allow backed-up traffic to pass. These periodic closures are expected to begin shortly after 3 p.m. and could continue for a few hours.
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