Jason Bond 540-387-5493
July 3, 2014
TRAFFIC ALERT: ROUTE 11 IN BOTETOURT COUNTY EXPECTED TO REMAIN CLOSED FOR SEVERAL HOURS
SALEM – Route 11 near Buchanan in Botetourt County is closed at its intersection with Purgatory Mountain Road. All northbound and southbound lanes of Route 11 have been blocked since 1:20 p.m.
A tractor-trailer hauling avocados traveling on northbound I-81 near mile maker 168 crashed onto Route 11 and overturned.
Incident responders have not determined an exact time for reopening Route 11, but at 4:30 p.m., they expected it to be closed for at least six hours.
Drivers need to avoid the area and seek alternate routes.
For updates on this Route 11 closure, visit www.511Virginia.org.
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