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

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UPDATE 8:00 p.m.: The tractor-trailer crash on I-81 north in Wythe County has been cleared.


UPDATE 6:55 p.m.: The tractor-trailer crash continues slowing drivers on I-81 north in Wythe County.

Backups are down to around one mile at mile marker 71.1.

Drivers should still avoid this stretch of I-81 as crews continue clearing the crash.


WYTHEVILLE, Va. (WFXR) – A tractor-trailer crash is slowing traffic on I-81 in Wythe County.

According to VDOT, the crash is located at mile marker 71.1 on the northbound side.

The left lane and left shoulder are each closed.

Backups in this area are listed at approximately two miles.

Drivers should find another route around this crash or run the risk of being caught in heavy traffic.

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