UPDATE: Vehicle fire causes traffic backup in Botetourt County

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UPDATE 12:23 p.m.: The Virginia Department of Transportation says the accident has been cleared, but traffic is still temporarily delayed.

UPDATE 9:54 a.m.: The delay on Interstate 81 is now two miles, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT).

Courtesy: VDOT

Botetourt County, Va. (WFXR) — A vehicle fire has caused a traffic backup on Interstate 81 at mile marker 171.5 in Botetourt County.

According to the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), all northbound lanes are closed, and traffic is backed up for a mile.

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