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All lanes opened at Interstate 81 crash site in Rockbridge County

i81-headerAll lanes are reopened on Interstate 81 southbound in Rockbridge County.  Earlier today a dump truck carrying fertilizer crashed and overturned along Interstate 81 southbound at mile marker 193, north of Lexington.  Crews have cleaned the roadway of debris but will be back at 10:00 p.m. tonight to remove the truck.  At that time motorists should expect single lane traffic in this area.

Motorists will continue to experience temporary delays on I-81 in this area as traffic congestion clears the region.

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 @VaDOTStauntonVDOT can be followed on FacebookFlickrTwitter andYouTubeRSS feeds are also available for statewide information. The VDOT Web page is located


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