UPDATE: Crews clear scene of tractor-trailer fire on I-81 South in Botetourt County

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(Photo: Courtesy Botetourt County Department of Fire and EMS)

(Photo: Courtesy Botetourt County Department of Fire and EMS)

UPDATE 11:58 a.m.: VDOT only tweeted about all lanes being reopened at the scene of the Botetourt County vehicle fire on I-81 South, the department’s online map shows the scene has been cleared.

BOTETOURT COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — Botetourt County motorists are at a standstill on I-81 South Wednesday morning due to a tractor-trailer fire.

The Botetourt County Department of Fire and EMS says crews are at the scene of the fire at mile marker 166 on I-81, where all southbound lanes are currently closed.

According to the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), traffic is currently delayed for at least a mile along I-81 South.

Motorists in Botetourt County are asked to avoid this area of the interstate if at all possible.

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