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I-77 safety an ongoing effort

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On Interstate 77 in Carroll County, high winds can flip over a tractor trailer and dense fog can reduce visibility to zero.

By Christopher Brooke, Reporter

SALEM — The foggy and windy stretch of Interstate 77 in Carroll County requires vigilance — not only from speeding drivers, but from the state and local officials that oversee its safety.
Virginia Department of Transportation officials have taken a long, hard look at the accident-prone highway and put into place numerous safety improvements over the years, starting with a weather station in the mid-1990s.


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