UPDATE: One remaining crash still impacting traffic on I-81 north in Montgomery County

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UPDATE 5:10 p.m.: The crash at mile marker 130 in Montgomery County has been cleared.

The only remaining crash on I-81 is also in Montgomery County but it is located at mile marker 120. The northbound left shoulder and left lane are still closed for this tractor-trailer crash.

Backups are approximately three miles behind this crash.

Drivers can expect significant delays if traveling in this area.


UPDATE 4:15 p.m.: The crash in Botetourt County has been cleared.

The other two crashes are in Montgomery County and both are affecting northbound traffic.

At mile marker 120, the left shoulder and left lane are closed due to a tractor-trailer crash. Backups behind this crash, according to VDOT are approximately two miles.

The second crash is at mile marker 130. VDOT is not saying any lanes are closed but backups are approximately four miles.


UPDATE 4:05 p.m.: A new crash has occurred in Montgomery County.

This crash involves a tractor-trailer and is affecting northbound traffic on I-81 at mile marker 120.

VDOT says the north left shoulder and left lane are closed and backups behind this crash are starting to pile up to approximately one mile.

Also in Montgomery County, a crash also in the northbound lanes has traffic backed up approximately four miles at mile marker 130.

Things are improving a bit in Botetourt County where an earlier crash at mile marker 160 has traffic backed up one mile on the southbound lanes.


UPDATE 3:30 p.m.: Backups are continuing behind two separate crashes on I-81.

The first crash, in Montgomery County, is at mile marker 130 on the northbound side. The left shoulder and left lane are closed; however, backups are now showing to be approximately five miles.

The second crash is at mile marker 160 on the southbound side of I-81 in Botetourt County. Here, the right lane and right shoulder are closed with backups approximately 2.5 miles.

Drivers can expect delays if traveling along either section of I-81.


(WFXR) – Authorities are currently on the scene of two crashes on I-81.

The first is in Montgomery County…at mile marker 130 for a multi-vehicle crash. VDOT says the left shoulder and left lane are closed on the northbound side.

Traffic backups are reported to be approximately four miles.

Then, a tractor-trailer crash is slowing traffic on I-81 south at mile marker 160 in Botetourt County. VDOT says the right lane and right shoulder are closed.

Backups behind this crash are reported to be approximately two miles.

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