Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Ken Slack 540-332-9264
June 30, 2010
BOTH SOUTHBOUND LANES OPEN ON I-81 IN SHENANDOAH COUNTY
STAUNTON – (2:30 p.m.) Both lanes are now open on Interstate 81 at mile marker 279. The southbound lanes were closed earlier today due to a vehicle crash. Motorists should drive with caution and expect delays in this area with backups reaching three miles.
This location is at exit 279 at Route 185 in the Edinburg area.
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