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Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Sandy.Myers@vdot.virginia.gov
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Ken Slack 540-332-9264
Ken.Slack@vdot.virginia.gov
540-414-5670 (cell)
STAN-74429

July 7, 2014



TRACTOR TRAILER ACCIDENT CLOSES WESTBOUND I-64 IN ALLEGHANY COUNTY

STAUNTON – (4:45 a.m.) Both westbound lanes of Interstate 64 have been shut down in Alleghany County due to a tractor trailer accident. The crash took place shortly before 3 a.m. at exit 10 (Callaghan), and may have caused damage to a bridge railing at the exit.

 

The westbound lanes are expected to remain closed for several hours during the accident response and cleanup, to allow an inspection of the interstate bridge.

 

A detour has been set up for westbound traffic. Motorists will be directed off I-64 at exit 10, then follow Midland Trail west where they will rejoin the interstate at exit 7.

 

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.

 

The Staunton District Twitter feed is at @VaDOTStaunton. VDOT can be followed on Facebook, Flickr, Twitter and YouTube. RSS feeds are also available for statewide information. The VDOT Web page is located at www.VirginiaDOT.org.

 

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

 

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