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Jason Bond 540-387-5493
Jason.Bond@vdot.virginia.gov

SAL 185

May 29, 2012



TRAFFIC ALERT: EASTBOUND ROUTE 460 CLOSURE IN BEDFORD COUNTY TO BECOME LONG-TERM WORK ZONE

Cleanup from an overturned tanker truck will require a long-term closure of the eastbound lanes of Route 460 in Bedford County near Montvale.

Both eastbound lanes of Route 460 near its intersection with Route 726 (Wilkerson Mill Road) have been closed since last night.

The Virginia Department of Transportation has set up traffic control with two-way traffic on Route 460 diverted into the westbound lanes for approximately 0.7 mile.

There is no exact time frame for when the clean-up of the spill will be completed, but it could take weeks.   The overturned tanker spilled approximately 6,700 gallons of gasoline.  

The eastbound lanes of Route 460 and the crossover at Route 726 will remain closed until the accident cleanup is completed.  VDOT will mobilize crews to change the traffic control devices on Route 460 from a temporary setup to a more long-term work zone with pavement markings.  

Drivers on eastbound and westbound Route 460 between Roanoke and Lynchburg should expect possible delays.



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