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Heidi Underwood 540-387-5493
Heidi.Underwood@vdot.virginia.gov

SAL-40202

May 4, 2009



EXPECT DELAYS ON INTERSTATE 81 NORTHBOUND IN BOTETOURT COUNTY
4:00 a.m. update

SALEM – All lanes of northbound Interstate 81 are currently closed due to a tractor-trailer accident at mile marker 167.8 in Botetourt County.  Traffic on northbound I-81 is being detoured onto Route 11 at exit 162 and back to northbound I-81 at exit 168.

Crews are in the final stages of accident cleanup.  However, it is unclear at this time how long the lane closures will remain in place.  Motorists are advised to expect delays and allow for extra time on their morning commute through this area. 

For up to the minute traffic information, log onto www.511virginia.org.

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