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Jan. 15, 2008
MULTIPLE LANE CLOSURES IN STAUNTON DISTRICT FOLLOWING SNOW SQUALL
The Staunton Traffic Management Center is also reporting the following lane closures that have been reported by local law enforcement authorities. No cause has been given yet, but a small but intense snow squall hit the area right around the time these closures took place.
On I-81 at mile marker 247 in Harrisonburg, the southbound left lane is closed. This is near exit 247 at the Route 33 interchange.
In Frederick County, just south of Winchester, both I-81 southbound lanes are blocked at mile marker 309 and one southbound lane is blocked at mile marker 307, which is between exit 310 at Route 37 and exit 307 at Route 277 in Stephens City.
In Page County eastbound and westbound lanes are closed on Route 211 near the Shenandoah County line.
Motorists should expect delays in these areas
The VDOT Staunton District serves Frederick, Shenandoah, Clarke, Warren, Page, Rockingham, Augusta, Highland, Rockbridge, Alleghany and Bath counties
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