UPDATE: Backups reducing behind earlier tractor-trailer crash on I-81 south in Botetourt County

Roanoke Valley News

(Image courtesy of the Troutville Volunteer Fire Department(.

UPDATE 5:40 p.m.: An earlier tractor-trailer crash is seeing backups reduce behind the scene.

The crash is at mile marker 150 of I-81 south – near the split with Route 220.

Backups will continue reducing from the earlier crash.


UPDATE 4:50 p.m.: VDOT now reports that backups behind a tractor-trailer crash at mile marker 150 of I-81 south in Botetourt County are around seven miles.

Drivers should find another route around this area.


UPDATE 3:55 p.m.: Traffic is still being impacted by a tractor-trailer crash on I-81 south in Botetourt County.

VDOT says the crash at mile marker 150, near the split with Route 220 has closed the left shoulder and left lane.

Backups are reportedly around five-and-a-half miles.

Drivers should find another route around this crash or run the risk of facing significant delays.

The Troutville Volunteer Fire Department has released images of the crashes on I-81. Those can be seen below.


UPDATE 3:15 p.m.: The crash on I-81 north at mile marker 149.7 has been cleared.

A VDOT traffic camera in the area indicates that traffic on the northbound side is moving normally.

Southbound traffic at mile marker 150 is still running heavy due to a tractor-trailer crash.

The southbound left shoulder is closed with backups running around four-and-a-half miles.

Drivers can expect delays if traveling in this area.


UPDATE 2:50 p.m.: A separate crash on I-81 – this time on the northbound side – is causing issues as well.

This crash is located at mile marker 149.7. The north right shoulder is closed in this area; however, backups behind the crash are listed at approximately four miles.

Drivers can expect delays in both directions as the other crash at mile marker 150 on southbound I-81 is also causing mounting backups.


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

VDOT says the crash is at mile marker 150, just south of the split with Route 220.

The southbound left lane and left shoulder are closed.

Backups are said to be approximately 2.5 miles.

Drivers should avoid this area.

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