UPDATE: Crash cleared on I-81 north in Botetourt County

Roanoke Valley News

(Image courtesy of VDOT).

UPDATE 1:15 p.m.: Backups behind an earlier crash on I-81 north in Botetourt County have reduced.

The earlier crash at mile marker 151.5 has been cleared and all lanes are back open in this area.

The Troutville Volunteer Fire Department has released two images of the crash that took place in this area. They say a vehicle had rolled over into the median of I-81.

BOTETOURT COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) – Traffic has slowed to a crawl as a crash on I-81 north in Botetourt County has closed one lane of traffic.

According to VDOT, the crash is at mile marker 151.5. The north left shoulder and left lane are both shutdown.

VDOT says traffic has backed up approximately one mile.

Drivers should avoid this area and find another route.

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