Car Over Embankment on I-81 Southbound


Traffic is moving again on interstate 81 tonight after a car landed on its roof in an accident.

The car rolled after going over an embankment around 4:30p.m. this afternoon. The accident occurred about halfway between Verona and Staunton.

According to state police, a woman made a 'ping-pong' motion with her car across the freeway. She went from left, then right over a guardrail. Medics helped at least one person who was able to get out of the car.

Traffic was slowed to a crawl about two miles long for an hour or so after the accident.

WHSV has a call into state police for more information on this crash.
We're just waiting to hear back from them.

UPDATE: 8/3/2014 5:35 p.m.
Accident is cleared and traffic is moving again.

An accident has part of Interstate 81 shut down between Staunton and Verona.

Police and rescue crews are responding to a crash on the southbound side of I-81. A vehicle has gone over an embankment here and rolled on to its top. One person is out of the vehicle getting checked out by medics.

The south right shoulder is closed and traffic is backing up at mile marker 226 south.

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