High winds creating blow-over hazard on Interstate 77 in Virginia just north of state line

Extreme high winds are creating a blow-over hazard on Interstate 77 in Virginia between mile markers 0 and 10 just north of the North Carolina state line.

SALEM — Extreme high winds are creating a blow-over hazard on Interstate 77 in Virginia between mile markers 0 and 10 just north of the North Carolina state line. 

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) recommends that all commercial vehicles with loads under 25,000 pounds and high-profile vehicles such as tractor trailers, box trucks, recreational vehicles, campers and motorhomes should seek alternate routes and avoid traveling on I-77 on Fancy Gap Mountain. 

Drivers of these types of vehicles should postpone travel on I-77 until high winds subside. Message boards are posted on I-77 to alert drivers to the high winds and the blow-over hazard. 

Travelers are reminded that they can get real-time information on road conditions, traffic incidents and congestion on Virginia roads by using VDOT’s 511 free mobile app or the https://www.511virginia.org/ website and phone system, which can help travelers plan their routes accordingly. 

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Last updated: July 17, 2024

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