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Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
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Ken Slack 540-332-9264
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STA16-045

Feb. 15, 2016



I-81 REOPENS NORTHBOUND NEAR WARREN/FREDERICK COUNTY LINE

STAUNTON – (5:45 p.m.) Both northbound lanes of Interstate 81 have reopened near mile marker 300, at the junction of Interstate 66 near the Warren/Frederick county line. Earlier this morning both lanes were blocked by a tractor-trailer crash A truck hauling cattle overturned at this location about 5:30 a.m. The northbound lanes closed while crews recover livestock and clean up the accident scene.

Freezing rain and sleet continues to fall throughout the Shenandoah Valley region tonight, creating treacherous driving conditions. Travel should be avoided in the Valley area. Rain is forecasted to begin on Tuesday, which may cause ponding on roadways with snow piles. If travel is necessary motorists should use extreme caution and be aware of bridges and overpasses which can freeze before most roadway surfaces.

Virginia Department of Transportation crews and contractors will continue to plow and treat roads throughout the night.

Traffic alerts and traveler information are available at 511Virginia.org or by dialing 511.  On the go?  Then visit VDOT’s Free Virginia 511 Tools to download a 511 app for Android or iOS.

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.

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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