Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Ken Slack 540-332-9264
Dec. 3, 2012
LEFT SOUTHBOUND LANE OPEN ON I-81 AT MILE MARKER 279
STAUNTON – (2:15 p.m.) The left lane is now open on Interstate 81 southbound at mile marker 279. An accident at this location earlier closed all southbound lanes. This location is at exit 279 at Route 185 in Edinburg area of Shenandoah County.
A tractor trailer carrying cardboard crashed into the bridge over Route 185 at the interchange and caught fire. The bridge was inspected by Virginia Department of Transportation engineers and is safe for travel. Crews are working to repair the guardrail along the right lane. The right lane will remain closed during these repairs today.
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