I-81 in Botetourt Co. back open after multiple crashes
BOTETOURT COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ) - UPDATE: VDOT says all crashes on I-81 have been cleared and lanes are open.
UPDATE: A crash on I-81 southbound has been cleared, but a new crash in the same county has closed I-81 northbound.
VDOT reports a tractor trailer crash has closed all lanes just north of the junction with US 11/Exit 162, where there is a also separate crash involving multiple vehicles.
There is no word on injuries.
ORIGINAL STORY: Drivers on I-81 in Botetourt County can expect delays following a tractor trailer crash Thursday morning.
The accident near mile marker 158 has all southbound lanes closed, with backups of approximately 2 miles, according to VDOT.
Botetourt County Fire and EMS says it is working to clean up the vehicles, debris and diesel fuel.
Traffic is being detoured at exit 162, but VDOT says there are three miles of congestion from the detour site.
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