VDOT: I-81 Southbound Lane Closure in Rockbridge County

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07/06/2018 Release from the Virginia Department of Transportation:

STAUNTON – (8 a.m.) The right lane of southbound Interstate 81 is closed in Rockbridge County due to a hazardous-material removal operation near mile marker 204. The materials are contained to a tractor trailer but cleanup is expected to continue through late Friday morning.

The left lane of southbound I-81 remains open but traffic is currently backed up about two miles. This incident is between I-81 exit 205 (Raphine) and exit 200 (Fairfield). Motorists can expect related congestion on Route 11 in these areas.

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