Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Ken Slack 540-332-9264
July 24, 2009
I-81 NORTHBOUND DETOUR LIFTED AT MILE MARKER 296 IN SHENANDOAH COUNTY
Other accidents in Shenandoah and Frederick Counties have lane closures
A multiple vehicle accident in the I-81 northbound lanes at mile marker 296 involving tractor trailers and cars closed all northbound lanes. This location is near exit 296 at Route 55. It is reported by the Staunton Traffic Operation Center that the tractor trailers fires have been put out. Northbound motorists are getting by on the right shoulder.
Also there is a single tractor trailer accident on I-81 northbound at mile marker 302. This is near exit 302 at Route 627 in Middletown in Frederick County. The trailer, which is reported to be carrying melons, is upright. All northbound lanes are reported closed as work continues.
At mile marker 316.6 in the northbound lane there are clean-up operations from an accident that occurred earlier today. This location is in the Winchester area between exit 315 at Route 7 and exit 317 at Route 11. Motorists should be aware of left lane and left shoulder closures in this area.
Significant delays should be expected in these accident areas.
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