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STA20-008

Jan. 15, 2020



MULTI-VEHICLE CRASH CLOSES SOUTHBOUND I-81 IN ROCKINGHAM COUNTY

STAUNTON – (3 p.m.) A crash involving two tractor trailers and two passenger vehicles has blocked both southbound lanes of Interstate 81 near mile marker 240 in Rockingham County. The incident was reported around 2 p.m. Wednesday, and there is no estimated time for reopening southbound I-81. Traffic is currently backed up about five miles.

Drivers using southbound I-81 are being detoured at exit 240 (Mount Crawford/Bridgewater). At the top of the off-ramp, motorists will go west on Route 257 (Friedens Church Road), south on Route 11 (Valley Pike/Lee Highway), and then east on Route 256 (Weyers Cave Road) to return to I-81 at exit 235 in the Weyers Cave area of Augusta County.

Traffic alerts and traveler information can be obtained by dialing 511. Traffic alerts and traveler information also are available at http://www.511Virginia.org.

The VDOT Customer Service Center can assist with reporting road hazards, asking transportation questions, or getting information related to Virginia’s roads. Call 800-FOR- ROAD (800-367-7623) or use its mobile friendly website at https://my.vdot.virginia.gov/. Agents are available 24 hours-a-day, seven days a week.

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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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