Overturned tractor trailer leads to lane closures on I-81
RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - A overturned tractor trailer has blocked all north and southbound lanes of Interstate 81 at mile marker 221 near Staunton.
Around 6:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 19 Virginia Department of Transportation was notified of a trailer hauling liquid cargo overturning at the overpass bridge for exit 221.
The roads and ramp from westbound I-64 to southbound I-81 have been closed for cleaning.
Due to freezing temperatures, roads will be salted before reopening to traffic.
VDOT is investigating damage to the I-64 / I-81 overpass bridge.
Motorists are asked to avoid the area due to no estimated time for lane reopening.
Route 262 (Woodrow Wilson Parkway) is a bypass around Staunton and will be serving as a detour route.
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