UPDATE 7:25 p.m.: VDOT is saying that the earlier crash involving a tractor-trailer on Route 220 north in the Clearbrook section of Roanoke County has been cleared.
Traffic is said to be moving normally in that area.
UPDATE 5:40 p.m.: Backups are slowly starting to lessen behind a crash involving a tractor-trailer on Route 220 north in the Clearbook section of Roanoke County.
According to VDOT, backups have reduced to three miles; however, traffic is moving very slowly.
VDOT continues to indicate that the right lane and right shoulder are closed in the area of Yellow Mountain Road.
Drivers should continue to expect delays in this area as crash cleanup efforts continue.
UPDATE 4:50 p.m.: One lane of traffic has reopened at a crash on Route 220 north near Clearbrook in Roanoke County.
According to VDOT, the north right lane and right shoulder are still closed.
Backups are reported to be approximately five miles.
Drivers can continue to expect significant delays in this area, so drivers are urged to find another route.
UPDATE 3:10 p.m.: Route 220 north remains closed south of the Roanoke City limits due to a tractor-trailer crash.
Backups are reported to be around four miles.
Drivers should plan on extensive delays if traveling in this area.
ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — All northbound lanes are blocked along a portion of U.S. Route 220 after a tractor-trailer overturned in Roanoke County.
The Roanoke County Police Department says the tractor trailer overturned just after 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 18, on U.S. Route 220 (Franklin Road) between Back Creek and Yellow Mountain Roads, which is near Red Hill Church of the Brethren.
Authorities say police and first responders are currently on the scene.
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