High winds creating blow-over hazard on I-77 in Virginia just north of N.C. state line

Vehicles 25,000 pounds or less should seek alternate routes

and avoid Fancy Gap Mountain

SALEM, Va. – 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, RV campers and motorhomes should seek alternate routes and avoid traveling on I-77 on Fancy Gap Mountain.

As an alternative, drivers may want to consider postponing 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.

For the latest road condition information in Virginia, visit www.511Virginia.org.