Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Ken Slack 540-332-9264
June 30, 2010
BOTH SOUTHBOUND LANES CLOSED ON I-81 IN SHENANDOAH COUNTY
STAUNTON – (1:35 p.m.) Backups equaling approximately six miles on Interstate 81 southbound at mile marker 279 are occurring due to a vehicle crash. This location is at exit 279 at Route 185 in the Edinburg area. Both southbound lanes are closed at the crash site. Traffic is being detoured off I-81 at exit 279 and re-entering I-81 at the mile marker 279 ramp.
No estimate for reopening the lanes has been provided by the Virginia Department of Transportation Staunton Traffic Operations Center.
Motorists should drive with caution and expect delays in this area.
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