February 11, 2012

Interstate Near Stephen's City

I-81 at Milepost 305

Looking South

I took these wintertime pictures from an overpass on Salem Church Road south of Stephen's City. At the horizon is Three Top Mountain of the Massanutten Range. The interstate veers to the west before reaching that point, resuming it's southwest direction near Strasburg.

In the distance is a weigh station for trucks. Large trucks are required to enter and pass over the scales (when open) unless they have a "Prepass." I mention that because I've seen tractor trailers drive right by the weigh station and I wondered how that was allowed. Yes, it involves a transponder, similar to the E-ZPass you may have used on a toll road.

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