UPDATE: All lanes of I-81 reopened after earlier tractor-trailer crash in Botetourt County

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UPDATE 11:50 a.m.: VDOT is saying all lanes have re-opened on I-81 south from an earlier tractor-trailer crash south of Buchanan.

According to VDOT, the crash has been cleaned up and traffic is moving normally around this area.


BOTETOURT COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) – A tractor-trailer crash on I-81 southbound in Botetourt County is creating a mess for commuters.

According to VDOT, the crash is located at mile marker 161.6, south of Buchanan. VDOT says the right shoulder, as well as the onramp to I-81 south at exit 162, is closed due to this crash.

Backups are reported to be approximately 2.5 miles.

Drivers can expect a slow-go in this area, so it may be best to find an alternate route while cleanup efforts continue.

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