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Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
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STA16-130

June 26, 2016



CRASH CLOSES I-81 NORTHBOUND IN AUGUSTA COUNTY

STAUNTON – (6:30 a.m.) Both northbound lanes of Interstate 81 are closed in Augusta County due to a crash near mile marker 215 in the Greenville area. The incident took place about 5:15 a.m., and there is no estimate on when the northbound lanes will reopen. Traffic is currently backed up about two miles.

A detour route for northbound I-81 is being established. Motorists will be directed to take exit 213 (Greenville), follow Route 11 north and then Route 654 east to return to the interstate at exit 217.

The VDOT Staunton District serves Frederick, Shenandoah, Clarke, Warren, Page, Rockingham, Augusta, Highland, Rockbridge, Alleghany and Bath counties.

Traffic alerts and traveler information also are available at 511Virginia.org.  On the go?  Then visit VDOT’s Free Virginia 511 Tools to get your 511 app for android or iOS.  Traffic alerts and traveler information can be obtained by dialing 511.

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. Get our web-based VDOT Customer Service app here.

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