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Wildfire forces parts of I-64 to be closed in Va

Tuesday - 4/10/2012, 7:36pm  ET

STAUNTON, Va. - A wildfire has forced a stretch of Interstate 64 to be closed in Alleghany and Rockbridge counties.

Virginia highways officials say I-64 was closed in both directions Tuesday from exit 29 near Nicelytown to exit 50 near Lexington and Kerrs Creek.

Eastbound traffic on I-64 is being rerouted near Clifton Forge and Iron Gate on to Route 220. Westbound traffic from I-81 headed to I-64 is being detoured at exit 150 onto Route 220.

Wildfires this week have burned several hundred acres in at least five Virginia counties, including Alleghany, Botetourt, Craig, Page and Shenandoah.


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