UPDATE 10:45 p.m.: The vehicle fire has been cleared and traffic is beginning to thin out in the area of the fire.
Drivers can still expect minor delays on I-81 south around mile marker 180 but traffic should return to normal by 11 p.m.
UPDATE 10:15 p.m.: Backups are now reported to be approximately two miles behind a vehicle fire on I-81 south at mile marker 180 in Rockbridge County.
All southbound lanes continue to be completely shut down, according to VDOT.
UPDATE 9:55 p.m.: Traffic backups are quickly mounting behind a vehicle fire on I-81 south in Rockbridge County.
According to VDOT, backups are reported to be approximately one mile behind the incident at mile marker 180.
All southbound lanes continue to be shut down.
ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) – A vehicle fire has shut down all southbound lanes of I-81 in Rockbridge County.
The incident is located at mile marker 180 and is separate from a tractor-trailer crash at mile-marker 202.
Drivers will need to find an alternate route around this incident.
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