UPDATE: Roanoke County crash causes minor injuries, backs up traffic for miles on I-81 South

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VDOT says the southbound right lane and right shoulder are closed at mile marker 142.6 on I-81 in Roanoke County due to a vehicle crash on Tuesday, Dec. 1. (Photo: Courtesy VDOT)

VDOT says the southbound right lane and right shoulder are closed at mile marker 142.6 on I-81 in Roanoke County due to a vehicle crash on Tuesday, Dec. 1. (Photo: Courtesy VDOT)

UPDATE 1 p.m.: VDOT says crews have reopened the southbound right lane at mile marker 142.6 on I-81, but Roanoke County traffic is still backed up for about five miles following Tuesday afternoon’s crash.

ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — Roanoke County motorists are backed up for several miles following a vehicle crash along I-81 South that resulted in minor injuries.

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) says the southbound right shoulder and right lane are closed at mile marker 142.6 on I-81.

According to Roanoke County Fire and Rescue Department, the crash resulted in minor injuries, as well as a diesel fuel spill.

“Please remember to #moveover for our personnel as well as Virginia Department of Transportation and Virginia State Police folks who are working in a construction zone to clear the accident!” Roanoke County fire officials wrote on Facebook.

Roanoke County traffic is currently delayed for approximately two miles along I-81 South, according to VDOT.

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