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Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
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STA15-014

Jan. 13, 2015



BOTH I-81 SOUTHBOUND LANES CLOSED IN MOUNT JACKSON AREA

STAUNTON – (12:45 p.m.) Both southbound lanes are closed on Interstate 81 at mile marker 272 in the Mount Jackson area of Shenandoah County. A tractor trailer crash occurred shortly before noon today in this location.  Operators at the Virginia Department of Transportation Staunton Traffic Operations Center indicate the closure will remain for at least two to three hours.

Traffic is being detoured off of I-81 at exit 273 at Route 703 and Route 292.  Traffic will proceed southbound on Route 11 to Route 730 where traffic will rejoin I-81 at exit 269.

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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