UPDATE: Traffic flow returns to normal after earlier crash on I-81 in Botetourt County

Roanoke Valley News

(Image courtesy of VDOT).

UPDATE 1:50 p.m.: Traffic has thinned out after an earlier crash at mile marker 149 in Botetourt County.

VDOT’s traffic cameras show that the earlier congestion has cleared and traffic is moving normally around that area.


UPDATE 1:25 p.m.: Backups are lessening behind a crash on I-81 south in Botetourt County that has since been cleaned up.

VDOT says there are still two miles worth of backlogs that begin around mile marker 149.


UPDATE 12:20 p.m.: A crash on I-81 south in Botetourt County continues to plague drivers.

The crash is located at mile marker 149 – just past the interchange with Route 220.

VDOT says backups are approximately four miles behind the crash.


UPDATE 11:45 p.m.: Backups continue to increase behind a crash on I-81 south in Botetourt County.

VDOT continues to indicate that the left shoulder and left lane are closed at mile marker 149 – just past the interchange with Route 220.

Backups are said to be approximately three miles behind the crash.

Drivers should continue to find another route to avoid being caught in the congestion.


UPDATE 11:30 a.m.: A crash on I-81 south continues to cause backups for drivers in Botetourt County.

The crash is located just past the interchange with Route 220.

VDOT says backups are reported to be approximately two miles.

The left shoulder and left lane continue to be blocked at mile marker 149 along the southbound side.


BOTETOURT COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) – A crash on I-81 south in Botetourt County is causing delays for drivers.

According to VDOT, the crash is located at mile marker 149 – just past the Route 220 interchange.

VDOT says the south left shoulder and left lane are both closed.

Congestion is reported to be approximately one mile behind the crash.

Drivers can expect delays if traveling in this area.

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