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Tractor-trailer fire cleared after causing delays on I-81S in Botetourt County

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BOTETOURT COUNTY, Va.UPDATE

This crash is now cleared.


UPDATE

Some lanes have reopened after a tractor-trailer fire closed all southbound lanes of I-81S in Botetourt County.

As of 9:15 a.m., the southbound right lane and right shoulder remian closed.

Traffic is backed up for two miles.


ORIGINAL STORY

A tractor-trailer fire has closed I-81 South in Botetourt County, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation.

The incident is at mile marker 171 and traffic is currently backed up for one mile, according to authorities.

Authorities were not able to share any information on injuries or if any charges are pending.


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