I-81 NORTH IN VA 30 MILE BACK UP

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  1. justcarhaulin

    justcarhaulin Light Load Member

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    Once again this stretch of the highway from Roanoke,va to Winchester va has been a nightmare for drivers heading north. Currently ive shut down due to the numerous accidents reported that have caused the highway to be closed. It seems like every Sunday there is some sort of incident that arises from this highway that runs up and down the Shenandoah mountains. Its nothing but over 200 miles of hills. Combine that with the number of trucks and traffic returning north then you are bound to have days like today. 30 mile back up and counting.
     
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  2. tinytim

    tinytim Road Train Member

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  3. Tall Mike

    Tall Mike Road Train Member

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    I swear 81 is as bad or worse than 95 now a days..
     
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  4. justcarhaulin

    justcarhaulin Light Load Member

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    The problem with 81 is that you can't really detour due to the topography.
     

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  5. truckdriver31

    truckdriver31 Road Train Member

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    you can snake your way over to 29.
     
  6. truckdriver31

    truckdriver31 Road Train Member

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    remember lee hwy is the old main road.
     
  7. starmac

    starmac Road Train Member

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    Other than that it is a beautiful drive, I always liked running through there.
     
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  8. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

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    There are four gaps to the east through which you can get over with horsies. Luray is my main one. Thats about 13% crooked in spots up and over.

    Believe it or not US 15 is the alternate for the most part. Excepting Manassas for 53's

    They can make 5000 lanes in both directions on 81 and people will find a way to royally screw it up. It does not matter.
     
  9. lovesthedrive

    lovesthedrive Is here to help

    In some ways I am glad I dont have to deal with that anymore.
    Yet when I was driving, for me it was a reason to get off the beaten path and to be able to see a part of America only the locals got to see.
     
  10. NavigatorWife

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    Luray is a beautiful area. Husband had a load picking up at Wrangler's there back in 2008. Docks were made when trucks were a whole lot shorter and the trailers were babies.
     
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