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I-81 Fiery Accident at Exit 227 Verona Exit – ALL LANES NOW OPEN

A screenshot from the scene via Trafficland.com at exit 227 on I-81 NB just before 7PM EST [1]

A screenshot from the scene via Trafficland.com at exit 227 on I-81 NB just before 7PM EST


Interstate Image courtesy of www.trafficland.com [2]

Updated: 7:48 PM EST
All lanes of I-81 neart exit 227 are open and traffic is flowing. Wreckers are clearing the scene Southbound traffic if flowing normally as well. But, there is a couple mile backup of traffic slowly clearing itself leading up where the scene was. Should work itself out over next hour.

Verona, Virginia
Sunday 11.2.08 7 PM EST

Authorities are working a serious tractor trailer accident on I-81 north of Staunton, Virginia northbound at the Verona, Virginia exit (227). The truck is on fire, carrying batteries, and they are reported to be exploding. Fire crews are on scene.

State Police have traffic blocked at exit 225 NB. Some traffic is flowing in the center, but very little.

It is highly suggested you avoid the area for the next several hours until the accident scene is cleared.


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