Pair of crashes on I-81 north causing issues in Botetourt County

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UPDATED: 9:45 p.m. – VDOT is reporting the crash at mile-marker 162 has been cleared. The crash at mile-marker 167 on I-81 is still listed as active and is also still reporting 3-mile back-ups.


UPDATED: 9:30 p.m. – VDOT is reporting the crash on I-81 north at mile-marker 162 is in the clean-up phase. Backups are reported to be 1/2 mile. The other crash at mile-marker 167 has backups at approximately 3 miles while crews continue to clean up that crash.


SALEM, Va. (WFXR) – VDOT is reporting two separate incidents in Botetourt County that are causing significant issues.

The first is at mile-marker 162 where a crash is blocking the northbound left lane and left shoulder.

I-81 north at mile-marker 162

The second is at mile-marker 167 where a tractor trailer crash is blocking the northbound left lane and left shoulder. A four-mile backup is being reported.

I-81 north at mile-marker 167

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