Friday, February 03, 2012

I-81 crash scene in Botetourt County cleared
UPDATED 9:32 pm: The Virginia Department of Transportation says it has cleared the scene of a big rig crash in Botetourt County. Backups are still at about 1 mile, but are expected to ease up soon. UPDATED 9:20 pm: The Virginia Department of ...

I-81 wreck in Buchanon responsible for 1 death, lengthy delays -
Roanoke Times Thu, 02 Feb 2012 21:05 PM PST
A tractor-trailer veered off the road near Buchanan, spilling a hazardous chemical on the median.

Area where I-81 crash happened is a very busy stretch
WDBJ 7 Roanoke Thu, 02 Feb 2012 15:23 PM PST
The spot where a crash and chemical spill happened in Botetourt County is part of the busiest section of the entire Interstate 81 system. 

UPDATE: Traffic moving again on Interstate 81 in Botetourt County; Driver killed in wreck
CBS 6 Richmond Thu, 02 Feb 2012 15:20 PM PST
The 18-wheeler was carrying hazardous materials when it went down an embankment UPDATED 8:02 p.m. : Traffic backups are about four miles. 

 Accident makes Interstate 81 in Botetourt County look like parking lot
WDBJ 7 Roanoke Thu, 02 Feb 2012 15:08 PM PST
The highway was shutdown for 13 hours. It's not everyday you see Interstate 81 looking like a virtual parking lot.

 Quiet town of Buchanan gets a lot more traffic than normal after I-81 wreck, chemical spill
WDBJ 7 Roanoke Thu, 02 Feb 2012 14:54 PM PST
Most of Interstate 81 was closed in Botetourt County on Thursday because of a deadly accident Hours-long traffic back-ups on Interstate 81 Thursday in Botetourt County after a crash killed one truck driver, spilled a hazardous chemical on the highway.

Lumos phone services down in Botetourt, Alleghany and Augusta counties
Roanoke Times
"Just before 6 am something compromised our network, impacting customers in Augusta, Botetourt and Alleghany counties and potentially areas beyond that," Nester said. Later, around 10:20 am, Nester said engineers were making "significant progress" in ...

Service outage hits Lumos Networks customers
Roanoke Times
Lumos Networks Corp. spokesman Jim Nester confirmed Thursday that both wireless and landline customers' phones in Botetourt County and northward were affected by an outage detected that morning....

Reaction to Truck Wreck & Day-Long Traffic on I-81
Botetourt Co., VA - One man is dead, and I-81 was closed for much of the day as crews worked to cleanup a chemical spill following a tractor trailer accident. State Police say Wayne Kratzer, 51, of Pennsylvania, died in the wreck in, and authorities ...

 Tractor-Trailer Wrecks Close Part of I-81 in Va
(AP) Interstate 81 in Botetourt County is closed because of a series of tractor-trailer crashes and a hazardous material spill.  ...

I-81 Reopened After Wrecks Snarl Travel
The trouble started early Thursday morning, with a wreck in Botetourt County that left one man dead. 

Lane Reopens After Big Wreck on I-81
Salem, VA - One lane of traffic in each direction of Interstate 81 in Botetourt County near mile marker 167.8 has reopened to traffic.  ...

UPDATED: Tractor-trailer crash in Rockbridge County given the all-clear
A big rig crash on Interestate 81 in Botetourt County early Thursday morning left the highway shut down in both directions for 13 hours. 

2 Tractor-Trailer Wrecks Close Part Of I-81 In Va.
CBS Local
(AP) — Interstate 81 in Botetourt County is closed because of two accidents involving tractor-trailers.  ...

 Roanoke mayoral candidates ready for Saturday's face-off
Roanoke Times
Rasoul spent his early life in Roanoke but moved out with his family to Botetourt County, where he graduated from high school and lived until mid-December, when he started his campaign for mayor. Rasoul said he's not received any questions or ...

Trucking company involved fatal accident has satisfactory safety record
Virginia state police investigators plan to perform one final inspection on the driver of the fatal crash in Botetourt County, Wayne Kratzer's vehicle. 

Botetourt boys swim to 9th straight BRD title; girls are second ...
FINCASTLE - The Lord Botetourt boys won the Blue Ridge District swim championship for the ninth straight year with a strong performance at the Gator Center...

 Make stopping automatic defense cuts top priority
The Hill
From retired Air Force Sgt. Adrian Cronauer, Troutville, Va. A recent news report showed how beef prices are skyrocketing, and typical of our Washington ...



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