UPDATE: One person reportedly killed in accident on I-81 in Harrisonburg

Traffic on I-81 South is still backed up about four miles

POSTED: 05:30 AM EST Dec 24, 2013    UPDATED: 08:53 AM EDT Sep 05, 2013 
Car accident

One person is reportedly dead following an accident on Interstate 81 in Harrisonburg, WHSV in Harrisonburg is reporting.

The accident happened at Exit 245.

Traffic on Interstate 81 North is moving. Southbound traffic on I-81 is backed up about four miles.


Crews are working on an accident involving a tractor-trailer and another vehicle on Interstate 81 in Harrisburg.

The Virginia Department of Transportation says it's at Exit 245.

All north and southbound lanes near the accident are closed right now.

We do not yet know of any injuries.

Drivers should expect delays as long as three miles in that area.

There is a detour for Interstate 81 northbound traffic.

Drivers can take US Route 11 North to Port Republic Road East, and get back on to Interstate 81 north there.