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

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UPDATE 5:35 p.m.: The tractor-trailer crash on I-81 north in Montgomery County has been cleared.

Traffic is moving normally around this area.


UPDATE 5:00 p.m.: Delays behind a tractor-trailer crash are lessening.

VDOT says the traffic is still backed up approximately three miles from the site of the crash at mile marker 122.2 of I-81 north in Montgomery County.

Drivers are still urged to find another route as traffic continues to thin out. The northbound left shoulder is still closed in this area; however, all travel lanes are said to be open.


UPDATE 4:05 p.m.: There are still significant backups being reported along a stretch of I-81 north in Montgomery County.

VDOT says that traffic is backed up approximately four miles from the site of the crash at mile marker 122.

All travel lanes are open; however, the left shoulder remains closed in this area due to the crash.


UPDATE 3:30 p.m.: VDOT says the left lane has reopened after an earlier tractor-trailer crash temporarily shut down that lane of travel on I-81 north in Montgomery County.

The left shoulder remains closed at mile marker 122.2.

A VDOT traffic camera shows northbound traffic is moving very slowly as traffic is backed up around two miles behind the crash.


MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) – A tractor-trailer crash is slowing traffic along a stretch of I-81 north in Montgomery County.

According to VDOT, the crash is located at mile marker 122.2 of I-81 north.

VDOT says the northbound left lane and left shoulder are both closed due to the crash.

Drivers should find another route to avoid any significant delays.

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