As of 1PM Eastern – Virginia 511 Traffic no longer indicates congestion at the traffic accident scene.
NCL has confirmed a major tractor trailer accident that occurred earlier this morning on I-81 Southbound at mile marker #234 not too far from Weyer’s Cave. The accident involved a fiery crash with one person airlifted to UVA Medical Center.
As you can see by clicking on Trafficland.com above at that exit, traffic is slow to progress southbound. Parts of the southbound lane are shutdown due to the accident. NCL has learned the wreckage will be cleaned up later today or tonight as towing crews are able to clear the scene. A hazardous material crew is on site making a routine assessment.
See update above for latest information as of 1PM.
Just before noon Saturday, Virginia 511, reports traffic backed up about 6 miles. Specifically they say:
11:53 AM 07/19/08 Congestion
I-81 Southbound Southbound at Mile Marker 234
Traffic congestion: – Congestion: Augusta County, on I-81 south, at mile marker 234, about 8 miles south of Harrisonburg. Traffic is backed up about 6 miles. Expect delays.
More as we have it, but if you are traveling that area, you should check on traffic.