UPDATE: Southbound lanes reopened, traffic backed up for miles after another I-81 tractor-trailer crash in Botetourt County

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UPDATE 1:03 p.m.: VDOT has reopened the southbound travel lanes on I-81 near mile marker 160, but traffic is still delayed for two miles in Botetourt County due to a tractor-trailer crash.

BOTETOURT COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — For the second time in less than 12 hours, a tractor-trailer wreck has backed up traffic for miles on I-81 in Botetourt County.

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) says the southbound right lane and right shoulder are closed near mile marker 60 on I-81 while crews clear the scene of the crash.

According to VDOT, traffic is currently backed up for three miles in Botetourt County.

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