Ken Slack 540-332-9264
Dec. 17, 2009
I-81 NORTHBOUND LANES OPEN IN ROCKINGHAM COUNTY
STAUNTON – (6:45 p.m.) All lanes are open on Interstate 81 northbound at mile marker 247 in Rockingham County. A tractor trailer accident closed both northbound lanes earlier this evening. This location is at exit 247 at Route 33 in the Harrisonburg/Valley Mall area.
The right lane of Route 33 westbound will remain closed due to minor bridge damage.
Motorists should drive with caution and expect delays in this area.
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