UPDATE: Tractor-trailer crash cleared on I-81 South in Montgomery County

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First responders were dispatched to mile marker 118 on I-81 South in Montgomery County for a tractor-trailer crash on Tuesday, Oct. 20. (Photo: Courtesy Montgomery County Emergency Services)

First responders were dispatched to mile marker 118 on I-81 South in Montgomery County for a tractor-trailer crash on Tuesday, Oct. 20. (Photo: Courtesy Montgomery County Emergency Services)

UPDATE 6:27 a.m.: VDOT says crews have cleared the scene of the Tuesday morning tractor-trailer crash that closed several lanes on I-81 South in Montgomery County.

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — An early morning tractor-trailer crash has closed some lanes I-81 South in Montgomery County on Tuesday.

According to the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), the southbound right lane and right shoulder are closed at mile marker 118 on I-81.

Montgomery County Emergency Services says members of the Christiansburg Volunteer Fire Department were dispatched at approximately 2:45 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 20, for a diesel leak in connection with the tractor-trailer crash.

First responders plugged the fuel tank after arriving at the scene of the crash — which did not result in any injuries — but the I-81 on-ramp at mile marker 118 is still closed at this time, according to Montgomery County Emergency Services.

VDOT says Tuesday morning motorists can expect delays in Montgomery County.

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