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State Police: I-95 is not shut down

The reports of Interstate 95 shutting down because of Hurricane Sandy were not only premature but way off the mark.

The Virginia State Police wants you to know there is no truth to earlier social media reports claiming that the agency was telling all drivers to be off of I-95 by 3 p.m. Monday.

Spokeswoman Corinne Geller said the state police dispatch center has been bombarded by calls concerning the false reports.

In an email, she said:

Virginia State Police are advising motorists to limit their travels and avoid being on the roads, if/when possible, as Hurricane Sandy continues to make its inland path. NO ONE is being told they have to be off the roads by 3 p.m.  Monday, as is incorrectly circulating on social media.



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