Interstate 81 crash near Salem backs up traffic - WSLS 10 NBC in Roanoke/Lynchburg Va

UPDATE: Wreck on I-81 cleared, all lanes open

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UPDATE 10:11 a.m

The wreck has been cleared and all southbound lanes of I-81 are open again.


UPDATE 8:39 a.m.

According to VDOT's website drivers should expect major delays on I-81 southbound near mile marker 141.

The backup is due to a multi-vehicle accident.

VDOT estimates that traffic is backed up three miles. 

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UPDATE 8:24 a.m.

According to the Virginia State Police no one was injured in the accident.

Crews are still working to clear it.

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An accident on Interstate 81 near Salem has closed two lanes and backed traffic up several miles.

According to Virginia 511 the accident happened around 7 a.m. on I-81 at mile marker 141 in Roanoke County.

The accident closed both lanes.

Traffic is being re-routed on to the right shoulder.

We have a crew on the scene and we'll continue to give updates.

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