Chemical Spill Closes Interstate

Saturday July 4th
An accident on I-81 /I-64 resulted in a spill of Uranium hexaflouride being transported to Oak Ridge Nation Laboratory. The spill caused the closing of both north and south bound sections of the interstate. All traffic is being rerouted onto alternate routes creating major traffic blockage in the Shenandoah valley.

Clean up of the spill has begun but authorities expect the Interstate to remain closed for several days.  The exact scale of the contamination is still being determined.


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