UPDATE 8:45 p.m.: The tractor-trailer crash on I-81 southbound at mile marker 159.6 in Botetourt County has been cleared.
A VDOT traffic camera in the area shows traffic is moving normally around this area.
UPDATE 8:15 p.m.: The southbound left shoulder and left lane are still closed on I-81 in Botetourt County at mile marker 159.6.
Backups in the area are listed at approximately two-and-a-half miles.
Final efforts to clear the scene are being completed and this area should be cleared shortly.
UPDATE 5:25 p.m.: Traffic backups behind the tractor-trailer crash on I-81 south at mile marker 159.6 are now reported to be approximately three miles.
Impacts to commuting times in this area will be impacted, so if you use this area for your evening commute, you are urged to find an alternate route.
UPDATE 5:00 p.m.: Emergency crews are continuing to work to clean up an earlier tractor-trailer crash on I-81 southbound at mile marker 159.6 in Botetourt County.
VDOT’s latest update indicates that traffic behind the crash is approximately two miles. VDOT says the southbound left shoulder and left lane are closed.
Drivers will continue to expect delays as clean up efforts continue.
UPDATE 4:25 p.m.: VDOT says backups have reached approximately one mile behind a tractor-trailer crash on I-81 south in Botetourt County, at mile marker 159.6.
Drivers should expect delays if you are in this area.
BOTETOURT COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) – A tractor-trailer crash on I-81 south is slowing traffic.
According to VDOT, the crash is at mile marker 159.6. The left lane and left shoulder are closed.
Traffic is moving, but expect a slow-go in this area.