Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Ken Slack 540-332-9264
June 22, 2011
LANE CLOSURES EXIST ON I-64 IN AUGUSTA COUNTY
STAUNTON – (2:45 a.m.) Both eastbound lanes and the left westbound lane of Interstate 64 are closed at mile marker 98 in Augusta County due to an incident with a tractor trailer.
The eastbound on ramps to I-64 are closed at mile marker 96 at Route 624 (Mount Torry Road) in Lyndhurst and at mile marker 94 at Route 340 south (Rosser Avenue) in Waynesboro.
Eastbound traffic is being detoured at mile marker 96 onto Route 624 south to Route 250 east and back onto I-64 east at mile marker 99 (Afton Mountain).
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.
The VDOT Staunton District serves Frederick, Shenandoah, Clarke, Warren, Page, Rockingham, Augusta, Highland, Rockbridge, Alleghany and Bath counties.
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