UPDATE 2:36 p.m.: According to VDOT, crews have cleared the scene of Friday’s crash closing I-81 South, allowing Botetourt County traffic to resume a regular flow.



BOTETOURT COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — Friday motorists are backed up for several miles in Botetourt County due to a multi-vehicle crash shutting down I-81 South.

According to the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), all southbound lanes are closed at mile marker 158.6 of I-81.

As of this writing, VDOT says traffic on I-81 South is backed up for about four miles from the scene of the crash.

This is a developing story.