UPDATE: I-81 South back open in Roanoke County after tractor-trailer crash

Roanoke Valley News

UPDATE 4:21 a.m.: According to VDOT, I-81 South is back open at mile marker 132.9 following a tractor-trailer crash in Roanoke County late Wednesday afternoon.

UPDATE 10:50 p.m.: VDOT continues to report no change in the crash that has shut down all lanes of I-81 south earlier Wednesday evening.

The crash is at mile marker 132.9.

The detour around this crash is still active as all traffic continues to be routed off I-81 at Exit 137.

Drivers should continue to avoid this area.


UPDATE 9:00 p.m.: There has been no change in the issues involving a tractor-trailer crash on I-81 south in Roanoke County.

VDOT continues to say that all southbound lanes are still shut down at mile marker 132.9. A detour is still in place at Exit 137.

Drivers can expect significant delays as backups are reported from the crash site to the detour.


UPDATE 7:00 p.m.: A detour has been set up on I-81 south in Roanoke County.

Traffic is now being taken off I-81 south at Exit 137. Backups are reported to be approximately six miles behind a crash involving a tractor-trailer at mile marker 132.9.

Drivers can expect significant delays, likely lasting for hours as cleanup efforts continue.


UPDATE 6:25 p.m.: Scanner traffic has indicated that I-81 southbound at mile marker 132 is expected to be closed into the night to clean-up the tractor-trailer crash in this area.

If you have plans this evening to travel this section of I-81, you will need to find an alternate route.


UPDATE 6:10 p.m.: VDOT is now saying backups are approximately four miles behind a tractor-trailer crash on I-81 south at mile marker 132 in Roanoke County.

All southbound lanes continue to be shut down in this area.


UPDATE 5:45 p.m.: Southbound I-81 at mile marker 132 is now completely shut down.

VDOT says backups are quickly mounting are are approximately 1.5 miles.

Drivers will need to avoid this area.

ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) – A tractor-trailer crash is causing delays on I-81 south in Roanoke County.

According to VDOT, the crash is located at mile marker 132. A VDOT camera on-scene is showing traffic has completely stopped.

Drivers should avoid this area or expect significant delays.

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