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UPDATE: Three injured in multi-vehicle accident on I-81; charges pending

(WDBJ)
Published: May. 13, 2018 at 4:16 PM EDT
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UPDATE

Virginia State Police say three cars and a tractor-trailer were involved in a Sunday afternoon accident on Interstate 81.

Three people were taken to the hospital as a result of the accident. Police say the accident may have been a case of following too close, resulting in a 'chain reaction'.

As of now, police say the Interstate has since been cleared and charges are pending in this matter.

ORIGINAL

A multi-vehicle accident is causing traffic backup along I-81 in Montgomery County.

VDOT says motorists can expect delays due to a 4.5-mile backup. The North left shoulder, left lane, right lane, and right shoulder are closed due to the accident.

Traffic is being diverted off I-81 North at Exit 114 and back onto I-81 North, according to VDOT.

Stay with WDBJ7 for more updates.