UPDATE 12/16 at 5:23 p.m. — The earlier reported multi-vehicle crash on Interstate 81 north near mile marker 137 was cleared, according to VDOT.

The right shoulder is open.



UPDATE 12/16 at 1:47 p.m. — The tractor-trailer crash previously reported at mile marker 136 in Roanoke County has been cleared, according to VDOT.

However, VDOT says a second multi-vehicle crash has occurred on Interstate 81 north at mile marker 137 near the construction zone in Roanoke County.

The right shoulder is closed at this time. VDOT says traffic is backed up over two miles.

Drivers traveling this route can expect delays in this area or seek an alternative route of travel.



ROANOKE COUNTY, Va (WFXR) — Traffic is backed up for over three miles on Interstate 81 at mile marker 136 because of a tractor-trailer crash near the construction zone in Roanoke County, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT).

VDOT says all northbound lanes are closed at this time.

Drivers traveling this route can expect delays in this area or seek an alternative route of travel.