UPDATE: Vehicle fire cleared on I-81 in Montgomery County

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MONTGOMERY CO., Va. (WDBJ7) The vehicle fire is now cleared. Traffic should go back to normal shortly.

ORIGINAL STORY

A vehicle fire on I-81 is causing a major backup Thursday morning in Montgomery County.

It happened at mile marker 111, which is close to the Route 177 exit.

Northbound traffic is backed up 3.5 miles, as of 9 a.m.