VDOT News - Staunton
Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Ken Slack 540-332-9264
Feb. 18, 2016
TRACTOR TRAILER CRASH CLOSES I-81 NORTHBOUND LANES SOUTH OF LEXINGTON
STAUNTON – (5 p.m.) All northbound lanes on Interstate 81 are closed at mile marker 192 due to a tractor-trailer crash. This location is between exit 191 at Interstate 64 and 195 at Route 11 in the Lexington area of Rockbridge County.
Traffic is being detoured off of I-81 at exit 191. Traffic will proceed westbound on I-64 to exit 55 and travel Route 11 northbound and enter I-81 at exit 195.
The tractor-trailer is carrying meat by-products which have spilled and must be cleaned up from the roadway. Virginia Department of Transportation Traffic Operation Center operators say it will be several hours before the road reopens.
Motorists should expect significant delays in this area.
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