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Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
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STA10-120

Aug. 2, 2010



I-81 NORTHBOUND DELAYS IN AUGUST COUNTY TO CONTINUE INTO EARLY AFTERNOON

STAUNTON – A tractor trailer crash on Interstate 81 in Augusta County has the northbound right lane and right shoulder closed at mile marker 211.6.  This location is between exit 205 at Route 606 in Raphine in Rockbridge County and exit 213 at Route 11 in Greenville in Augusta County.

The northbound right lane and shoulder have been closed at the incident site since approximately 4:40 a.m. when the crash occurred.  Virginia Department of Transportation officials at the scene are estimating the lane and shoulder will reopen in the early afternoon hours.

According to VDOT officials on site, the truck is carrying beer in glass bottles.  A portion of the product is being unloaded and the product is also being allowed to drain from the truck prior to removing the vehicle away from the crash site.  This will protect passing drivers from getting the product on their vehicles when the truck is moved.

The VDOT Staunton District serves Frederick, Shenandoah, Clarke, Warren, Page, Rockingham, Augusta, Highland, Rockbridge, Alleghany and Bath counties.

Traffic alerts and traveler information can be obtained by dialing 511.  In areas where 511 is unavailable, dial 1-866-MY511VA (866-695-1182) (TTY/TDD users, call 711).  Traffic alerts and traveler information also are available at 511Virginia.org.

Highway safety is everyone’s responsibility. Virginia’s highway safety partnership — the Virginia Department of Transportation, Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles and Virginia State Police — challenges you to help prevent highway fatalities. Buckle up. Avoid distractions. Share the road. Drive drug- and alcohol-free. Obey speed limits.  For more information on the Highway Safety Challenge and things you can do to avoid becoming Virginia’s next traffic fatality, visit www.safeVAhighways.org.

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