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No injuries following tractor trailer fire in Montgomery County

Montgomery County crews responded to a tractor trailer fire on I-81 December 29.
Montgomery County crews responded to a tractor trailer fire on I-81 December 29.(Montgomery County Emergency Services)
Published: Dec. 29, 2020 at 5:25 AM EST
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MONGTOMERY COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ) - UPDATE: A big rig fire in Montgomery County has been cleared, according to VDOT.

Montgomery County Emergency Services said crews arrived to find the cab of a tractor trailer on fire. They knocked down the flames before they could spread to the trailer.

There were no injuries.

Around 3:40 this morning, Elliston Volunteer Fire Department and Shawsville Volunteer Rescue Squad responded to a...

Posted by Montgomery County Emergency Services on Tuesday, December 29, 2020

EARLIER: Drivers in Montgomery County can expect delays on I-81 due to a vehicle fire.

The incident is at mile marker 124.8. All north lanes are currently closed, with traffic backups at approximately two miles, according to VDOT.

Traffic is being detoured off of the interstate at exit 118 onto US-460, then back on I-81 at exit 128.

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