Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Ken Slack 540-332-9264
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.
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