Jen Ward 540-387-5238
March 12, 2022
TRAFFIC ALERT: HIGH WINDS CREATING BLOW-OVER HAZARD ON INTERSTATE 77 IN VIRGINIA JUST NORTH OF STATE LINE
SALEM, VIRGINIA – Extreme high winds are creating a blow-over hazard on Interstate 77 in Virginia between mile markers 0 and 10 just north of the North Carolina state line.
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) recommends that all commercial vehicles with loads under 25,000 pounds and high-profile vehicles such as tractor trailers, box trucks, recreational vehicles, campers and motorhomes should seek alternate routes and avoid traveling on I-77 on Fancy Gap Mountain.
As an alternative, drivers may want to consider postponing travel on I-77 until high winds subside.
Message boards are posted on I-77 to alert drivers to the high winds and the blow-over hazard.
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