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Nov. 22, 2015



I-81 CRASH CLOSES ONE NORTHBOUND LANE IN AUGUSTA COUNTY CAUSING EXTENSIVE BACKUPS

STAUNTON – (12:50 p.m.) A multi-vehicle crash on Interstate 81 northbound in Augusta County is causing major delays.  The crash is located at mile marker 212.  This is at between exit 205 at Raphine in Rockbridge County and exit 213 at Route 11 in Augusta County. Backups extend approximately 12 miles. 

The right lane is closed. The Staunton Traffic Operations Center operators say it is estimated to reopen around 2:30 p.m. The crash was first reported to the TOC around 11:40 a.m.

Motorists should expect major delays in this area. Updates can be obtained on the 511 system and on the 511 I-81 Twitter feed at @I81VA. Regional updates can also be found on Twitter at @511northwestva.

Traffic alerts and traveler information can be obtained by dialing 511. Traffic alerts, traffic cameras and traveler information also are available at 511Virginia.org. Apps for 511 using Android and iOS are available that feature real-time updates and live traffic cameras and maps.

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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