Drivers still need relief in Virginia

July 27, 2009 5:32:10 AM PDT
Drivers on Virginia's highways still need some relief - and they're turning to the private sector.

The state has closed 18 rest areas as a cost-saving measure.

That may not be such good news for those on the go - who have to go.

But some businesses are benefiting from the closures.

Brandon Wheeling is a clerk at the Apple Market off Interstate 81.

He says since a rest area closed eight miles to the north, business at his convenience store has jumped as much as 10 percent.