Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Ken Slack 540-332-9264
Feb. 15, 2016
NORTHBOUND INTERSTATE 81 CLOSED NEAR WARREN/FREDERICK COUNTY LINE
STAUNTON – (8:50 a.m.) Both northbound lanes of Interstate 81 are blocked by a tractor trailer crash near mile marker 300, at the junction of Interstate 66 near the Warren / Frederick county line. A truck hauling cattle overturned at this location about 5:30 a.m. The northbound lanes are closed while crews recover livestock and clean up the accident scene.
A roughly 12-mile detour has been set up for I-81 northbound traffic. Drivers will take exit 300 to follow I-66 east to exit 6 (Front Royal). They will be directed to use the ramps at this exit to get on westbound I-66 and return to I-81.
There is no estimate on when the northbound lanes of I-81 will reopen. Traffic backups are currently about one mile.
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