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Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
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Ken Slack 540-332-9264
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STA18-163

Oct. 8, 2018



NORTHBOUND I-81 CLOSED IN HARRISONBURG

STAUNTON – (4:45 a.m.) A tractor trailer crash has blocked both northbound lanes of Interstate 81 in Harrisonburg. The crash took place shortly before 4 a.m. Monday near mile marker 244.8.

A detour has been set up for northbound I-81 traffic. Drivers will take exit 243 to Route 11 (Main Street) north and then Route 253 (Port Republic Road) east to return to I-81 at exit 245.

There is no estimate for reopening travel lanes. As of about 4:45 a.m., northbound I-81 was backed up about two miles. Expect related congestion on Route 11 in Harrisonburg and southern Rockingham County.

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

The VDOT Customer Service Center can assist with reporting road hazards, asking transportation questions, or getting information related to Virginia’s roads. Call 800-FOR- ROAD (800-367-7623) or use its mobile friendly website at https://my.vdot.virginia.gov/. Agents are available 24 hours-a-day, seven days a week.

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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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