VDOT News - Staunton



Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
540-292-2500 (cell)

Ken Slack 540-332-9264
540-414-5670 (cell)

Sept. 7, 2017


STAUNTON – (5:50 p.m.) Northbound and southbound traffic is being detoured off Interstate 81 in Frederick County. This is due to a tractor trailer crash that took place around 4:15 this afternoon near mile marker 319 just north of Winchester.

Northbound I-81 traffic detours at exit 317 (Winchester/Stephenson), follows Route 11 north and rejoins the interstate at exit 321 (Clearbrook/Brucetown).

Southbound I-81 traffic detours at exit 321 (Clearbrook/Brucetown), follows Route 11 south and rejoins the interstate at exit 317 (Winchester/Stephenson).

Traffic is backed up about 7 miles in each direction on I-81, and related congestion is expected on Route 11 in northern Frederick County. Motorists should use extreme caution, follow signs and variable message boards, and expect delays on this portion of the interstate.

Traffic alerts and traveler information can be obtained by dialing 511. Traffic alerts and traveler information also are available at http://www.511Virginia.org.

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


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