Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Ken Slack 540-332-9264
Feb. 12, 2012
ALL I-81 NORTHBOUND LANES CLOSED AT MILE MARKER 196 JUST NORTH OF LEXINGTON
STAUNTON – (9:15 a.m.) Both northbound lanes on Interstate 81 are closed following a tractor trailer crash and fire early this morning. This location is at mile marker 196 in Rockbridge County near the City of Lexington.
Traffic is being detoured at exit 195 onto Route 11, which is in the Lexington and Timber Ridge area. Traffic rejoins I-81 at exit 213, which is the Greenville area of Augusta County, south of Staunton.
Officials at the crash site estimate that the road will reopen just before noon. Motorists should expect delays in this area.
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