UPDATE: Southbound I-77 reopens in Bland County after vehicle fire at East River Mountain Tunnel

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Crews are working a vehicle fire at the East River Mountain Tunnel South on I-77 just south of the VIrginia/West VIrginia line. (Image courtesy of VDOT).

UPDATE 11:15 p.m.: The earlier vehicle fire at the East River Mountain Tunnel South on I-77 in Bland County has been cleared.

Traffic is moving normally around this area.


UPDATE 10:45 p.m.: VDOT says that backups are mounting behind a vehicle fire at the East River Mountain Tunnel on I-77 South in Bland County.

According to VDOT, backups are approximately 1.5 miles.

All southbound lanes remain closed at the tunnel.


BLAND COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) – A vehicle fire at the East River Mountain Tunnel has closed all southbound lanes just south of the Virginia/West Virginia state line.

Drivers should find an alternate route.

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