UPDATE: Lanes reopened following tractor-trailer crash on I-81 in Botetourt County

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(Photo; Courtesy Virginia Department of Transportation)

(Photo; Courtesy Virginia Department of Transportation)

UPDATE 9:39 A.M.: VDOT says delays have shrunk to half a mile on I-81 in Botetourt County after crews reopened all northbound lanes at mile marker 168 following Wednesday morning’s tractor trailer crash.

BOTETOURT COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — Wednesday morning commuters can expect delays in Botetourt County due to a tractor-trailer crash along I-81 North.

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) says the northbound right lane and right shoulder are closed at mile marker 168 — about half a mile south of Exit 168 and Route 614 — on I-81.

According to VDOT, traffic is currently backed up for a mile in Botetourt County due to the crash.

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