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Bus accident closes lane of Interstate 81 in Shenandoah County

i81-headerNorthbound traffic on I-81 in Shenandoah County is limited to the right lane due to a charter bus accident near mile marker 294 just south of Strasburg. It is expected to take at least two hours to remove the wrecked vehicle and reopen the left lane.

Northbound traffic is reported to be backed up about six miles. Motorists can expect delays to continue through the evening commute.

The VDOT Staunton District serves Frederick, Shenandoah, Clarke, Warren, Page, Rockingham, Augusta, Highland, Rockbridge, Alleghany and Bath counties.

Traffic alerts and traveler information can be obtained by dialing 511. Traffic alerts and traveler information also are available at For other assistance call the VDOT Customer Service Center, available 24 hours-a-day, seven days a week. Citizens can dial 1-800-FOR- ROAD (1-800-367-7623) from anywhere in the state to report road hazards, ask transportation questions, or get information related to Virginia’s roads.

The Staunton District Twitter feed is at @VaDOTStaunton. VDOT can be followed on FacebookFlickrTwitter andYouTubeRSS feeds are also available for statewide information. The VDOT Web page is located

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