UPDATE: Tractor-trailer crash cleared on I-81 south in Botetourt County

Roanoke Valley News

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UPDATE 4:00 p.m.: VDOT says the tractor-trailer crash on I-81 has been cleared and traffic is moving normally around this area.


UPDATE 3:45 p.m.: The tractor-trailer crash on I-81 south in Botetourt County is still backing up traffic.

According to VDOT, backups have reduced to around two miles near the crash at mile marker 148.4.


UPDATE 3:00 p.m.: The tractor-trailer crash on I-81 south in Botetourt County continues to cause significant backups.

VDOT is reporting that vehicles are backed up approximately 4.5 miles behind the crash at mile marker 148.4 on the southbound side of I-81.

Traffic is moving, but it is slow. Drivers can use Route 11 as an alternate around this crash.


BOTETOURT COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) – A crash involving a tractor-trailer is causing significant backups for drivers on I-81 south in Botetourt County.

According to VDOT, the crash is located at mile marker 148.4 where the left shoulder and left lane are both closed in the southbound lanes.

Backups are reported to be approximately four miles. Traffic is moving, but very slowly, according to VDOT traffic cameras.

Drivers should consider finding an alternate route around this crash.

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