Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Ken Slack 540-332-9264
Oct. 28, 2015
LEFT LANE OPEN ON I-81 NORTHBOUND IN ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY
STAUNTON – (1:35 p.m.) The left lane of northbound Interstate 81 has reopened in Rockbridge County. Northbound I-81 had been closed since about 11:30 this morning due to a tractor trailer accident near mile marker 191.
Incident responders continue working in the right lane and right shoulder to clean up the accident. Traffic backups are currently about six miles. Motorists can expect related congestion on Route 11 and Route 60 in the Lexington area.
The VDOT Staunton District serves Frederick, Shenandoah, Clarke, Warren, Page, Rockingham, Augusta, Highland, Rockbridge, Alleghany and Bath counties.
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