VDOT News - Staunton



Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
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Ken Slack 540-332-9264
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Oct. 8, 2019


STAUNTON – (6:45 a.m.) An overturned tractor trailer has blocked both northbound lanes of Interstate 81 in Shenandoah County. The truck overturned and struck a bridge pier at exit 296 (Strasburg) around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, October 8. As of daybreak Tuesday, wreckers are working to remove the truck so inspectors can determine whether there is significant damage to the bridge.

Northbound I-81 traffic is using the off- and on-ramps at exit 296 as a detour. Motorists can expect significant delays during the morning commute.

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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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