UPDATE: Tractor-trailer crash partially closes I-81 South, delays motorists for miles in Montgomery County

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UPDATE 2:43 p.m.: VDOT says the number of lane closures — as well as the traffic backup — has increased on I-81 South in Montgomery County following Wednesday afternoon’s tractor-trailer crash.

According to VDOT, the southbound center lane, right lane, and right shoulder are closed at mile marker 124.7 on I-81.

Officials say Montgomery County motorists are backed up for approximately two miles along I-81 South at this time.


MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — A tractor-trailer crash may cause some delays for Montgomery County motorists along I-81 South Wednesday afternoon.

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) says the southbound right shoulder and right lane are closed at mile marker 124.7 on I-81 due to a tractor-trailer crash.

According to VDOT, Montgomery County motorists can expect delays as a result of this crash.

VDOT says a tractor trailer crash has closed some southbound lanes at mile marker 124.7 on I-81. This picture is from mile marker 124.9 on I-81. (Photo: Courtesy VDOT)

Meanwhile, the VDOT traffic cameras are showing a disabled UPS trailer on the right side of the road at mile marker 124.9 on I-81.

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