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Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
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Ken Slack 540-332-9264
Ken.Slack@vdot.virginia.gov
540-414-5670 (cell)
STA16-033

Feb. 5, 2016



NORTHBOUND I-81 CLOSED IN HARRISONBURG

STAUNTON – (6:35 a.m.) Both northbound lanes of Interstate 81 are closed in Harrisonburg due to an overturned tractor trailer just south of exit 245 (Port Republic Road). The trailer was reported to be empty at the time of the crash, which took place about 5:30 this morning. There is no estimate on when the northbound lanes will reopen.

 

All northbound I-81 traffic is detoured at exit 243 (Harrisonburg/Pleasant Valley). Drivers will follow Route 11 north and return to the interstate at exit 245. There is currently a 2-mile backup on the interstate, and motorists can expect related delays on Route 11 in the Harrisonburg area.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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