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Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
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STA13-020

Feb. 1, 2013



CRASH HAS CLOSED ALL NORTHBOUND LANES ON I-81 AT MILE MARKER 234 IN AUGUSTA COUNTY

STAUNTON – (7 a.m.) A crash involving a tractor trailer has closed both Interstate northbound lanes at mile marker 234 in Augusta County. Traffic is being detoured at exit 227 located at Route 612 in the Verona area.  Traffic will proceed north on Route 11 and rejoin I-81 at exit 235, which is at Route 256.

There is no estimate yet when the I-81 northbound lanes will reopen.  Motorists should expect significant delays in this area.

A line of snow showers and snow squalls has moved through the area causing spotty slick road conditions.  Minor to moderate conditions can be found throughout the Shenandoah Valley.  Motorists should allow extra time for any travel in the area this morning.  Virginia Department of Transportation crews are deployed and treating roads.

For winter weather road conditions go the www.511Virginia.org, look to the left side of the page and click on the “Road Conditions” bar.  A map will appear with color coded roads.  Right above the map is a link reading: “Click here for a list of road conditions, including secondary roads”.  Click on this link, then in the drop-down box click on the desired county or Virginia statewide.  A text box of road conditions will appear.

Traffic alerts and traveler information can be obtained by dialing 511.  Traffic alerts and traveler information also are available at 511Virginia.org.  For other assistance call the VDOT Customer Service Center, available 24 hours-a-day, seven days a week.  Citizens can dial 1-800-FOR-ROAD (1-800-367-7623) from anywhere in the state to report road hazards, ask transportation questions, or get information related to Virginia’s roads.

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

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