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Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
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STA16-206

Oct. 28, 2016



CRASH CLOSES SOUTHBOUND I-81 IN SHENANDOAH COUNTY

STAUNTON – (5:05 p.m.) A vehicle crash has closed southbound Interstate 81 near mile marker 286 in Shenandoah County. The accident took place shortly before 4 p.m. today, and there is no estimate on when the southbound lanes will reopen. Traffic is currently backed up about eight miles.

A detour has been set up for southbound I-81. Drivers will be directed to use exit 291 (Toms Brook) and follow Route 11 south to Woodstock, where they will rejoin the interstate at exit 283.

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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