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June 18, 2011


STAUNTON – (11:10 a.m.) The northbound left lane of Interstate 81 is open at mile marker 239.5 in Rockingham County. The northbound right lane and right shoulder remain closed. Both lanes were closed earlier due to an incident with a tractor trailer.

This location is between exit 235 (Weyers Cave) and exit 240 (Mount Crawford).

Traffic backups are approximately five miles.

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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