UPDATE: Driver injured in vehicle fire in Montgomery County; lanes closed on Interstate 81

Courtesy: Jane Rorrer
Courtesy: Jane Rorrer(WDBJ)
Published: Jul. 11, 2018 at 6:10 PM EDT
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According to Virginia State Police, the driver of the tractor trailer was injured and has been pulled from the crash.

Police say the accident happened around 5:48 p.m. Wednesday.

As of 6:08 p.m., VDOT is reporting 2.5 miles of southbound backups.


A vehicle fire is causing delays on Interstate 81 North in Montgomery County.

According to the Virginia Department of Transportation, a vehicle fire has closed the northbound and southbound lanes on Interstate 81 near mile marker 114 in Montgomery County.

Drivers should seek an alternate route if headed that way.