UPDATE: Crash cleared on I-81 north in Botetourt County

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UPDATE 5:30 p.m.: VDOT cameras indicate the crash on I-81 at mile marker 147 has been cleared.


UPDATE 5:05 p.m.: VDOT is saying that backups behind a crash on I-81 north at mile marker 147 in Botetourt County are now at approximately three miles.

The left lane and left shoulder remain closed in this area.

I-81 traffic behind a crash at mile marker 147 in Botetourt County. (Image courtesy of VDOT).

UPDATE 4:55 p.m.: VDOT continues to report congestion behind a crash on I-81 northbound at mile marker 147.

According to VDOT, backups are now reported to be approximately 1.5 miles.

Drivers are urged to find another route around this crash.


BOTETOURT COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) – A vehicle crash is creating traffic issues on I-81 northbound at mile marker 147 in Botetourt County.

According to VDOT, the crash is blocking the left shoulder and left lane.

Traffic is slowly moving past the crash, but backups are reported to be approximately one mile.

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