VDOT News - Staunton
Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Ken Slack 540-332-9264
Sept. 20, 2017
I-81 NORTHBOUND CLOSED IN ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY
STAUNTON – (4:35 p.m.) Both northbound lanes of Interstate 81 are closed in Rockbridge County just north of the Botetourt County line. This is due to a crash involving several tractor trailers near mile marker 174. Incident response crews are working to remove the vehicles, but estimate at least an hour before a lane reopens. Traffic is currently backed up at least seven miles.
There is a detour in place for I-81 northbound. Drivers will use exit 168 (Arcadia) in Botetourt County, follow Lee Highway north and rejoin the interstate at exit 175 (Natural Bridge) in Rockbridge County.
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