TRAFFIC ALERT: Southbound I-81 to shut down - WSLS 10 NBC in Roanoke/Lynchburg Va

TRAFFIC ALERT: Southbound I-81 to shut down

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VDOT will close both lanes of southbound Interstate 81 in Montgomery County from the Dixie Caverns exit to the Christiansburg exit starting at 4:30 p.m. due problems in a blasting zone with an unstable slope.

VDOT says the crack on the side of Christiansburg Mountain has increased from approximately 50 feet to 120 feet in length.

The closure is to protect drivers from a potential landslide.

VDOT says a detour will remain in place for at least one day, but could stay in effect for as many as 10 days.

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