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Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
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Ken Slack 540-332-9264
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STA21-044

March 24, 2021



DIESEL SPILL CLOSES NORTHBOUND I-81 IN SHENANDOAH AND FREDERICK COUNTIES

STAUNTON – (8:15 a.m.) Northbound Interstate 81 is closed between exit 283 (Woodstock) in Shenandoah County and exit 302 (Middletown) in Frederick County. The closure is due to a diesel spill from a tanker truck. Cleanup efforts are under way, but there is no estimated time for reopening northbound I-81.

Northbound traffic is detoured at exit 283 and will be directed to follow Route 11 north through Shenandoah and Frederick counties. Northbound traffic rejoins I-81 at exit 302. The northbound on-ramps at exit 291 (Toms Brook), exit 296 (Strasburg) and exit 298 (Strasburg) are closed. Virginia State Police is assisting with traffic control.

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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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