Tanker hauling oil overturns in Botetourt County; cleanup complete

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BOTETOURT COUNTY (WSLS 10) - Interstate-81 northbound in Botetourt County was backed up Wednesday morning after a tractor-trailer tanker hauling oil overturned along the roadway Tuesday night.

According to the Virginia Department of Transportation, a right lane closure was in place at mile marker 164 along Interstate-81.

They said at approximately 10 p.m. Tuesday, August 11 the tanker hauling oil overturned and spilled its contents on the roadway.

Incident responders and a hazardous materials team worked diligently at the scene overnight. VDOT said clean up and removal of the tanker continued for the next few hours into late morning.

WSLS 10 has reached out to Virginia State Police - no word on injuries at this time.