Three crashes snarling traffic on I-81

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UPDATE: 8:45 p.m. – All three crashes on I-81 have been cleared.

Traffic is once again flowing normally around each location.


UPDATE: 5:40 p.m. – A new crash is being reported near Hollins.

A tractor-trailer crash is blocking the northbound right shoulder of I-81 at mile marker 145 in Roanoke County. Traffic backups are reported to be approximately two miles.

Also, a crash involving a tractor-trailer is being reported on the northbound side at mile marker 127 in Montgomery County. The north left shoulder and left lane are both closed in this area.

The previously-reported crash at mile marker 135 continues to create problems. Backups here are approximately 6.5 miles.

Both crashes are in the northbound lanes.


ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) – The Virginia Department of Transportation is reporting a tractor-trailer crash is blocking the right lane of I-81 northbound at mile marker 135.

Traffic is moving around the crash in the left lane.

Expect delays if you are in this area.

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