UPDATE: Tractor-trailer fire cleared along I-81 North in Rockbridge County

Roanoke Valley News

(Photo: Courtesy VDOT)

UPDATE 5:26 a.m.: VDOT Staunton says the scene of Tuesday morning’s tractor-trailer fire in Rockbridge County has been cleared, allowing all lanes on I-81 North to reopen.

ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — Tuesday morning motorists may run into some backups in Rockbridge County because of a tractor-trailer fire along I-81 North.

The Virginia Department of Transportation’s (VDOT) Staunton District says I-81 North is closed at mile marker 177.9 while crews work to offload and remove the burned-out trailer.

Officials say traffic is being detoured onto Route 11 at exit 175.

As of this writing, northbound traffic is delayed for approximately 1.5 miles along the interstate, according to VDOT

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