UPDATE: Backups subside after earlier crash on I-81 north in Roanoke County

Roanoke Valley News

Muilti-vehicle crash slows traffic on I-81 north in Roanoke County. (Image courtesy of VDOT).

UPDATE 5:55 p.m.: VDOT is reporting that traffic is flowing normally around the area of mile marker 132.9 in Roanoke County after an earlier crash involving multiple vehicles.


UPDATE 5:20 p.m.: Crews have cleaned up an earlier crash on I-81 north at mile marker 132.9 in Roanoke County; however, backups of approximately five miles continue.

Since all lanes have re-opened, traffic should begin to thin out in this area shortly.

Crews have cleaned up the earlier crash but backups continue for approximately five miles behind this area at mile marker 132.9 on northbound I-81 in Roanoke County. (Image courtesy of VDOT).

UPDATE 4:50 p.m.: Crews are continuing to clean-up a crash at mile marker 132.9 of I-81 in Roanoke County.

VDOT is saying backups have increased to approximately five miles behind the crash.

Drivers may want to find another route past this crash as backups continue to mount.


ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) – A multi-vehicle crash is slowing down traffic on a stretch of I-81 northbound in Roanoke County.

According to VDOT, the crash is at mile marker 132.9 south of Glenvar.

The northbound left lane and left shoulder are closed.

Backups are reported to be approximately 3.5 miles.

Drivers should consider finding another route around this crash.

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