UPDATE: Multi-vehicle crash cleared on I-81 north in Roanoke County

Roanoke Valley News

Congestion behind a multi-vehicle crash on I-81 north in Roanoke County. (Image courtesy of VDOT).

UPDATE 4:45 p.m.: The crash on I-81 north at mile marker 137.6 in Roanoke County has been cleared.


UPDATE 4:10 p.m.: Backups of around four miles continue behind an earlier crash on I-81 north in Roanoke County.

The right shoulder is still closed at mile marker 137.6. The north entrance ramp onto I-81 at exit 137 is narrow, so drivers should slow down in that area.


UPDATE 3:20 p.m.: Backups are slowly reducing behind a multi-vehicle crash on I-81 north in Roanoke County.

VDOT says the north right shoulder is still closed at mile marker 137.6.

Now, VDOT also says that the north entrance ramp onto I-81 north is narrow at exit 137.

Backups are down to six miles behind the crash.

Drivers can still expect significant delays if traveling in this area.


ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) – Major delays are being reported behind a multi-vehicle crash on a section of I-81 north in Roanoke County.

According to VDOT, the crash is located at mile marker 137.6.

The right shoulder is closed; however, backups are reported to be around eight miles.

Drivers are urged to find another route around this crash.

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