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Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
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Ken Slack 540-332-9264
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STA14-090

April 4, 2014



TRACTOR TRAILER ACCIDENT ON I-81 IN ROCKINGHAM COUNTY

STAUNTON – The right lane of Interstate 81 northbound in Rockingham County is closed due a tractor-trailer accident that took place shortly before 6 a.m. The location is just south of Exit 257 (Mauzy/Broadway).

 

The truck came to rest on its side along the right shoulder, but emergency vehicles are blocking the right lane and may remain there for a few hours. The tractor trailer was carrying livestock, and responders are awaiting the arrival of recovery equipment.

 

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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