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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STA21-127

Oct. 8, 2021



ALL INTERSTATE 81 SOUTHBOUND LANES CLOSED IN HARRISONBURG AREA

STAUNTON – All southbound lanes and the left northbound lane on Interstate 81 are closed at mile-marker 249.6 due to a crash. This location is between exit 247 at Route 33 and exit 251 at Route 11 in the Harrisonburg area. The northbound lane is expected to open soon but southbound lanes will remain closed.  There is no estimate for southbound reopening. Traffic will detour off of I-81 at exit 251.

Also an earlier crash on I-81 southbound at mile-marker 246.4 has all lanes open with a 1.5  mile back up.

Motorists should expect extensive delays in this area. 

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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