Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Ken Slack 540-332-9264
April 12, 2015
SINKHOLE CAUSING DELAYS ON I-81 NORTHBOUND IN SHENANDOAH COUNTY
STAUNTON – (8:45 p.m.) A sinkhole is causing traffic delays on Interstate 81 northbound at mile marker 284 in Shenandoah County. The left travel lane is closed
This location is between exit 283 at Route 42 in Woodstock and exit 291 at Route 651 in the Toms Brook area.
A contractor will arrive at the site tonight and will begin excavating the hole. Once the excavation begins, the size of the hole and stability of the surrounding ground will be evaluated. The sinkhole will be back-filled. Once the sinkhole is repaired the road will be repaved at the repair site and then opened to traffic.
No estimated time of work or completion have been established yet.
Motorists should expect significant traffic delays in this area. Backups up to 11 miles have been reported in the area at various times this afternoon.
All work is weather permitting.
The VDOT Staunton District serves
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