VDOT News - Staunton


IMMEDIATE - 5:30 a.m.

Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
540-292-2500 (cell)

Ken Slack 540-332-9264
540-414-5670 (cell)


Aug. 30, 2022


STAUNTON – (5:30 a.m.) Northbound Interstate 81 is closed in Augusta County due to a tractor trailer crash with hazardous materials spill near mile marker 211 in the Greenville area. The incident was reported to the Virginia Department of Transportation about 4 a.m. today (Tuesday, August 30). Both northbound lanes will remain closed until hazmat cleanup is complete.

Northbound I-81 traffic is detoured at exit 200 (Fairfield) in Rockbridge County. Drivers will follow Route 710 (Sterrett Road) east and then Route 11 north into Augusta County for about 13 miles, and rejoin I-81 northbound at exit 213.

VDOT advises motorists to expect major delays in southern Augusta County and northern Rockbridge County on northbound I-81 and Route 11. Avoid this area if possible.

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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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Page last modified: Aug. 30, 2022