UPDATE: Congestion lessening on I-81 in Rockbridge County

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UPDATE 11:20 p.m.: VDOT says congestion on I-81 near mile marker 195 in Rockbridge County is less than one mile.


UPDATE 9:20 p.m.: VDOT says traffic congestion on I-81 around mile marker 195 in Rockbridge County is gradually improving.

Backlogs are reported to be approximately four miles.


UPDATE 8:00 p.m.: VDOT continues to report traffic congestion around mile marker 195 on northbound I-81 in Rockbridge County.

Backlogs continue to be reported at approximately 7.5 miles.


UPDATE 6:15 p.m.: VDOT is reporting the earlier crash on I-81 in Botetourt County near mile marker 161.2 has been cleared.

The congestion around mile marker 195 in Rockbridge County continues.

Backlogs are reported to be approximately 7.5 miles.


UPDATE 5:10 p.m.: VDOT is reporting the tractor-trailer crash on I-81 south at mile marker 161.2 in Botetourt County continues to create traffic backlogs.

VDOT says a 6.5 mile backup continues around this crash.

Also, heavy congestion continues around mile marker 195 in Rockbridge County.

VDOT reports congestion is creating backlogs of near five miles.


SALEM, Va. (WFXR) – VDOT is reporting a tractor-trailer crash at mile marker 161.2 in the southbound lanes.

Backups are reported to be approximately five miles.

Virginia State Police say the crash has blocked I-81 south and involves two tractor-trailers and a passenger vehicle.

Injuries are being reported.

VDOT has set up a detour for traffic to bypass the crash on Route 11.

Crews do not know when this section of I-81 will reopen to traffic.

Also, VDOT is reporting a crash at mile marker 195 in Rockbridge County that has closed the northbound right lane and right shoulder. Traffic is moving past this crash.

Lastly, VDOT is reporting significant congestion on northbound I-81 at mile marker 195 in Rockbridge County.

Backups are reported to be approximately seven miles.

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