UPDATE: Crash cleared on Route 29 Business in Amherst County

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UPDATE 3:00 p.m.: The crash on Route 29 Business in Amherst County has been cleared.


UPDATE 11:30 a.m.: The crash on I-81 north at mile marker 149 has been cleared, according to VDOT.

Crews are still saying that northbound Route 29 Business in Amherst County is closed in the area of Dillard Road.

Drivers are still said to be using a turn lane to get past the crash.


UPDATE 11:20 a.m.: Backups behind a crash on I-81 north in Botetourt County continue to cause problems for drivers.

VDOT says that backups are now approximately five miles behind a crash at mile marker 149.

The northbound left shoulder is still closed in this area.

Separately, northbound Route 29 Business is still shut down in the area of Dillard Road.

Traffic is using a turn lane to get past the incident.

Drivers can expect delays if traveling around either location.


UPDATE 10:40 a.m.: VDOT says there are two crashes in our area that are creating problems.

The newest crash is on I-81 north at mile marker 149 in Botetourt County.

A VDOT camera shows one vehicle is in a ditch along the interstate. The left shoulder is closed; however, traffic is said to be backed up around four miles behind this crash.

Drivers should avoid this area or run the risk of getting into delays.

A crash on I-81 north at mile marker 149 in Botetourt County is slowing traffic. (Image courtesy of VDOT).

The other crash continues to slow drivers along Route 29 Business in Amherst County.

It, too, is along the northbound side. VDOT says all northbound lanes are closed but traffic is using a turn lane to get past the crash.

Drivers can expect delays if traveling in this area as well.


AMHERST COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) – A crash has shut down all northbound lanes of Route 29 Business in Amherst County as drivers are exiting Madison Heights.

According to VDOT, the crash is located at the intersection of Route 29 Business (South Amherst Highway) and Dillard Road.

They say all northbound travel lanes are closed; however, traffic is using the center turn lane to get past the crash.

Drivers can expect delays if traveling in this area.

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