UPDATE: Lanes reopened at scene of tractor-trailer crash on I-81 north in Wythe County

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This overturned tractor-trailer is slowing northbound traffic on I-81 just outside of Wytheville. (Image courtesy of VDOT).

UPDATE 5:00 p.m.: Crews have reopened the left shoulder and left lane of I-81 in Wythe County at the scene of an overturned tractor-trailer, which still remains on-scene.

Congestion has eased in the area and traffic is moving normally around that area.


WYTHE COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) – A tractor-trailer crash on I-81 in Wythe County is creating backups for drivers.

According to VDOT, the north left shoulder and left lane are both closed at mile marker 77.3.

A VDOT camera shows a tractor-trailer is turned over in the median.

Backups are reported to be nearing four miles.

Drivers can expect delays if you are traveling between Wytheville and the split with I-77 south.

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