Equipment breakdown leads to morning closures along I-81 South in Botetourt County

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(Photo: Courtesy wokandapix via MGN Online)

(Photo: Courtesy wokandapix via MGN Online)

BOTETOURT COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — Thursday morning motorists in Botetourt County can expect delays along I-81 South because an equipment breakdown caused crews to extend their overnight paving operations, as well as their lane and ramp closures.

According to the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), the southbound right lane and right shoulder are closed between mile marker 169.5 and mile marker 168 on I-81 until 9 a.m. on Thursday, June 17.

The entrance ramp onto I-81 South at mile marker 168 is also closed at this time, so Buchanan drivers will need to use the entrance ramp at mile marker 162 to get onto I-81 South.

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