Tractor trailer accident caused delays on I-81 north in Botetourt County

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(Photo: Courtesy VDOT)

(Photo: Courtesy VDOT)

UPDATE (3:15 p.m.) — VDOT says that the north right shoulder is still closed at mile marker 162, but all travel lanes have reopened and delays have dropped down to two miles.

UPDATE (2:45 p.m.) — Traffic along I-81 is now backed up for approximately three miles.

BOTETOURT COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — Northbound motorists can expect delays along I-81 on Friday afternoon due to a tractor trailer accident.

According to the Virginia Department of Transportation, the right lane and right shoulder are closed in the north lanes at mile marker 162.

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