Two hospitalized after tractor-trailer crash shut down Interstate 81 in Botetourt County

Road is again open in both directions

BOTETOURT COUNTY, Va. – Tuesday’s winter weather has caused many crashes along Interstate 81.

In Botetourt County, crews responded to a tractor-trailer crash at mile marker 167, near the Buchanan exit, that sent two people to the hospital, according to Botetourt County Department of Fire & EMS.

Although traffic is now open in both directions, drivers are still encouraged to find alternate routes as cleanup will be ongoing.

Below is a map of the approximate crash location.

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