VDOT News - Staunton

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Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
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Ken Slack 540-332-9264
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STA19-131

Oct. 8, 2019



NORTHBOUND I-81 CLOSED IN SHENANDOAH COUNTY

STAUNTON – (6:45 a.m.) An overturned tractor trailer has blocked both northbound lanes of Interstate 81 in Shenandoah County. The truck overturned and struck a bridge pier at exit 296 (Strasburg) around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, October 8. As of daybreak Tuesday, wreckers are working to remove the truck so inspectors can determine whether there is significant damage to the bridge.

Northbound I-81 traffic is using the off- and on-ramps at exit 296 as a detour. Motorists can expect significant delays during the morning commute.

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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