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Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
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Ken Slack 540-332-9264
Ken.Slack@vdot.virginia.gov
540-414-5670
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Aug. 30, 2013



ONE LANE OF I-81 SOUTHBOUND IN SHENANDOAH COUNTY REOPENED
Truck Removal and Guardrail Repairs Continue

STAUNTON – ( 8:20 a.m. UPDATE) The left lane of I-81 southbound near mile marker 281 in Shenandoah County has been reopened. Traffic remains backed up in this area, and drivers should expect delays.

Crews have been working since 8 p.m. Thursday to remove an overturned tractor trailer and make guardrail repairs. The Virginia Department of Transportation estimates that the work should be complete in time for both southbound lanes of the interstate to open about noon today.

The VDOT Staunton Traffic Operations Center reported that the tractor trailer crashed through the guardrail on Thursday morning and went down an embankment. The location is between Woodstock and Edinburg.

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

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