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Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
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Ken Slack 540-332-9264
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STA15-153

July 2, 2015



ALL NORTHBOUND LANES OPEN ON I-81 IN ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY

STAUNTON – (4:45 p.m.) Both northbound lanes of Interstate 81 have reopened following a tractor trailer fire near mile marker 176 in Rockbridge County. Traffic is backed up an estimated 17 miles, and will take some time to clear.

 

The fire was reported about 12:20 this afternoon, and involved a tractor trailer hauling rice. Incident responders have removed the truck and trailer from the interstate, and plan to clean up the spilled cargo at a later date.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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