UPDATE 5 p.m.: VDOT says crews have cleared the scene of Thursday afternoon’s crash in Botetourt County after it led to several miles of backups along I-81 North.



BOTETOURT COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — Thursday afternoon motorists are stuck in several miles of delays along I-81 North because of a vehicle crash in Botetourt County.

According to the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), the northbound left lane and left shoulder are closed at mile marker 165.1 on I-81. However, traffic cameras at mile marker 164 show motorists at a standstill in all travel lanes.

As of this writing, VDOT says traffic is backed up for about four miles along the interstate.

This is a developing story.