Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Ken Slack 540-332-9264
May 16, 2014
NEW DETOUR FOR I-66 WESTBOUND IN WARREN COUNTY
Lanes Expected to Remain Closed Through Mid-day
STAUNTON – (9:30 a.m.) The westbound lanes of Interstate 66 in Warren County will likely remain closed until 12:30 p.m. or later. This is due to an early-morning accident involving a gasoline tanker at mile marker 11.
The Virginia Department of Transportation is setting up a new detour for all traffic on westbound I-66. Drivers will be directed off the interstate at exit 23 in Fauquier County, and follow Route 17 north to Route 50 west. This route will take them to Interstate 81 in Frederick County, about 13 miles north of the I-66 junction.
Drivers can also expect significant congestion in the town of Front Royal due to traffic that has already diverted from the interstate.
The VDOT Staunton District serves Frederick, Shenandoah, Clarke, Warren, Page, Rockingham, Augusta, Highland, Rockbridge, Alleghany and Bath counties.
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