UPDATE 6:20 p.m.: An earlier crash involving a tractor-trailer at mile marker 167 on I-81 north has been cleared.
Traffic is reported to be moving around this area.
UPDATE 6:10 p.m.: Backups are lessening around the earlier crash involving a tractor-trailer on I-81 north near Buchanan.
According to VDOT, backlogs are reported to be approximately two miles.
UPDATE 5:10 p.m.: VDOT is reporting that backups have increased behind a tractor-trailer crash on I-81 in Botetourt County.
According to VDOT, backups are now reported to be approximately six miles behind the crash location at mile marker 167 just north of Buchanan.
The left shoulder and left lane continue to be closed.
Drivers are urged to find another route to avoid this congestion.
UPDATE 4:30 p.m.: VDOT is now reporting backups behind the crash involving a tractor-trailer on I-81 north at mile marker 167 is now reported to be approximately four miles.
UPDATE 3:55 p.m.: Crews are continuing to clean up a tractor-trailer crash on I-81 northbound near Buchanan.
The crash is located a mile marker 167 and has closed the northbound left shoulder and left lane.
VDOT is reporting backups are approximately one mile.
SALEM, Va. (WFXR) – A tractor-trailer crash is slowing traffic on I-81 northbound, just north of Buchanan.
According to VDOT, the crash is at mile marker 167 and has closed the northbound left shoulder and left lane.
Drivers are urged to find another route around this crash.
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