VDOT News - Staunton
|IMMEDIATE - 3 p.m.
Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Ken Slack 540-332-9264
Aug. 30, 2022
BOTH LANES OPEN ON NORTHBOUND I-81 IN AUGUSTA COUNTY
STAUNTON – (3 p.m.) Both northbound lanes of Interstate 81 have reopened in Augusta County following cleanup and recovery from an early morning tractor trailer crash. The incident took place about 4 a.m. today (Tuesday, August 30) near mile marker 211 in the Greenville area. The truck’s cargo included a flammable powder, so incident response required hazardous-materials removal before travel lanes could reopen.
Motorists using northbound I-81 in northern Rockbridge County and southern Augusta County should be alert for lingering traffic congestion during the late-afternoon hours.
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